"Finding Neverland" is getting a Broadway treatment. The news comes as a stage production based on the 2004 movie starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet opened Wednesday night, August 13 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The original movie is a semi-biographical film about "Peter Pan" playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a widow and her family that inspired him to create the classic story of a boy who never grew up. Directed by Marc Forster, it nabbed multiple Oscar nods and won one for Best Original Score.
The play stars Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Olivier winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Barrie and the widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. It features music and lyrics by Take That's Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. According to New York Times, the Broadway version will begin performance in March 2015.