Thursday, May 30, 2024

Broadway: Harvey Weinstein Will Open “Finding Neverland” in April for Tony Awards


Harvey Weinstein is bringing “Finding Neverland” to Broadway next spring. The April 8th opening will be right in time for the Tony Awards. Diane Paulus’s directed musical based on the Marc Forster Oscar nominated movie just concluded a hit run in Cambridge, Mass. at the ART. Now comes the hard work of tweaking and streamlining and getting the show ready for prime time, as it were. Music is by British pop superstar and composer Gary Barlow.

The entry of “Finding Neverland” into the Tony sweepstakes is intriguing. Sting’s “The Last Ship” will be up against it, as well “An American in Paris,” which is just playing now in Paris, France. There are also revivals of “On the Town” and “On the Twentieth Century” plus at last the musical of “Dr. Zhivago” written by Lucy Simon (“Secret Garden”). So get ready. April is a minute away!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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