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Peter And The Starcatcher National Tour Cast Announced
Jul 18, 2013


Peter and the Starcatcher ChicagoBroadway In Chicago announced that five‐time Tony Award winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award‐winner Roger Rees and Tony Award‐nominee Alex Timbers, has announced casting for the national tour. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will play Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from April 2 - 13, 2014.

The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache) Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake), Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.

In the spirit of the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony Award-winning sustainable set design, the producers invited the venues on the tour route to contribute reusable items to help build the tour proscenium. Denver sent in Coors bottle caps, Seattle collected wine corks from the bars at their theater and Dallas arranged a special collection drive at Klyde Warren Park to collect items. Additional items donated by the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER tour markets include small children's toy figures, old silverware, used rope, buttons and whopper poppers, cords, aluminum can lids, old cooking tools, tin can tops, balls and paper tubes.

Set Designer Donyale Werle, who won the 2012 Tony Award for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets. The Broadway set for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was made almost entirely of recycled materials.

The rest of the design team for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER includes Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia‐Rosenbaum (Fight Direction) and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best‐selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century‐old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine and The New Yorker's Top 10 Shows of the Year.

The New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," New York Post exclaims it is "the gold standard of Peter Pan shows" and Entertainment Weekly calls the show "an absurdly funny fantastical journey."

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.


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