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Matthew Morrison to Return to Broadway!

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SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015



New York– Producer Harvey Weinstein announced today that Tony®, Emmy®, and two-time Golden Globe® Award Nominee Matthew Morrison will return to Broadway to star in Finding Neverland as J.M. Barrie. Morrison created the role of Barrie in early workshops of the Broadway-bound musical. Finding Neverland will begin previews on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and will now open on Wednesday, April 15.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see Matthew returning to his Broadway roots and back to the role he created in our workshop,” Mr. Weinstein said.

Mr. Morrison has previously starred on Broadway in Hairspray, South Pacific, and The Light in the Piazza (for which he was nominated for a 2005 Tony® Award). He is known to television audiences for his Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated role as Will Schuester on the hit Fox show, “Glee.” Morrison has also released two studio albums since 2011, with the most recent being Where It All Began – a collection of standards, many first made famous in Broadway musicals.

Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®-winner Eliot Kennedy, choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.

In its sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, Finding Neverland played a total of 75 performances at the Loeb Drama Center on – all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.’s 34-year history.

Additional casting information will be announced shortly.

Spring is finally springing in NYC, I think…

After the longest winter that I as a native New Yorker can ever remember enduring, I am happy to report the the temperature at last seems to be rising…

I’ve got the window wide open and it’s OK. Sirens constantly wailing, ah, New York music…night and day…sirens…

And so many Bway shows opening I can barely keep up with them. I see more than I write about here, I can say. And I really did love “Ghettoclown” and “The Book of Mormon.” But time, time, that thief, and energy…

I’m happy to report that both my interviews with Tammy Blanchard and Emma Stone DID happen and went marvelously and should be coming to my YouTube Channel soon. ASAP.

Technology…*sigh*…it’s just not my thing…but I keep trying….to keep up with it all…

Tammy I interviewed at the Palm and she was incredibly exciting and turned out to have the same manager as Clayton Apgar, who will be coming even SOONER. What are the odds of that? Both my recent guests having the same management. VERY unusual.

But nice.

And Emma Stone came to be via satellite and the Weinstein Co. for “Scream 4” Huge guilty pleasure fan. Can’t wait to see it.

Emma, who I didn’t know before this, was sweet and lovely, via satellite ~ on the phone. I get a call and she can hear me and I can hear her, but she can’t see me, nor I her. While she is filmed in a TV studio in L.A. Then they send me the tape via Fed Ex…

I first interviewed Colin Firth this way for “A Single Man”, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Ben Barnes, among many others. And of course, you can see them all at www.youtube.com/StephenHoltShow

Ah Spring….with the sirens wailing…the loss of Sidney Lumet…one of the greatest film directors and greatest New Yorkers ever…more on Sidney later..

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