Five Reasons to See Finding Neverland Before It Ends Its Broadway Run
The big, romantic, magical musical adaptation of Finding Neverland plays its final performance Sunday, August 21, which means time is really running out to get to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Here are five reasons why we think you should journey to Neverland this week.
1. Laura Michelle Kelly
Laura Michelle Kelly has been leading this show from the jump and her performance is the heart of the entire thing. As a widowed mother, as a love interest, as a tragic heroine, and as a Broadway diva coming into her prime, Kelly is everything you want and more.
2. The Peter Pan Nursery Play
Toward the end of Act II, the Peter Pan story we all know and love comes to life for the first time in an imaginative and beautiful play-within-a-play sequence that brings you moments of the Mary Martin Peter Pan and Robin Williams’ Hook.
3. This [Spoiler] Moment
It’s a moment of pure Diane Paulus creativity, and it’s perhaps the most memorable part of the whole show.
4. The Costumes
Seriously, the Suttirat Larlarb costumes in this show are so stunning and detailed. I lived for all of the Madame du Maurier (Carolee Carmello) and Mary Barrie (Dana Costello) gowns, but it’s so much more than that. They really go a step beyond in bringing you into Barrie’s London.
5. Your Inner Child Will Totally Come Alive
The musical shows how J.M. Barrie is kind of just drifting through life, a little disconnected, and then his imagination and childish joy is reawakened, and through that he creates one of the most beloved, enduring stories of all time. If you commit to the journey, Finding Neverland will do for you what the Llewelyn Davies family does for Barrie.
’Finding Neverland’ concludes its Broadway run on August 21 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre