Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Broadway: “Finding Neverland” Snags Terrific Terrence Mann, Kelsey Grammer Still MIA


First the good news. Broadway’s “Finding Neverland” still going strong with Matthew Morrison, has snagged the great Terrence Mann to play Charles Frohman and Captain Hook. Terry starts on September 29th, succeeding Anthony Warlow, was who equally terrific in the role.

Mann is coming off a Tony nomination for “Pippin,” also directed by Diane Paulus. His credits list is long and storied. Everyone loves him. And he’s married to Charlotte d’Amboise. He and Matt Morrison will be a wonderful team.

But what the heck happened with Kelsey Grammer? He started the show in March, was there on opening night in April, and left in late June. He said he was coming back in September, but that never materialized. He just left the show– which was quite good in. And he hasn’t turned up on TV or anywhere else since then. He’s not ill– his photo has popped up from time to time and he looks fine. Did he just miss California?

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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