John Davidson, a veteran of Broadway’s Wicked and State Fair and television’s Hollywood Squares, will join the national tour of Finding Neverland June 27 in the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook.
He joins a cast that includes Billy Harrigan Tighe, Christine Dwyer, Karen Murphy, Turner Birthisel, Connor Jameson Casey, Wyatt Cirbus, Bergman Freedman, Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Colin Wheeler, Christina Belinsky, Caitlyn Caughell, Sarah Marie Charles, Adrianne Chu, Calvin L. Cooper, Dwelvan David, Nathan Duszny, Victoria Huston-Elem, Melissa Hunter McCann, Connor McRory, Thomas Miller, Noah Plomgren, Matthew Quinn, Will Ray, Kristine Reese, Corey Rives, Dee Tomasetta, and Matt Wolpe.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland, according to press notes, “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.”
The musical has a book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).
The production also features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
The musical supervisor is Fred Lassen, the music director is Ryan Cantwell, the orchestrator is Simon Hale, and John Miller is the music contractor.
Finding Neverland is produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.