A New Play by Rick Elice

Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

  First Preview
  Friday, February 18, 2011

  Opening Night
  Wednesday, March 9, 2011

  Final Performance
  Sunday, April 24, 2011

Broadway First Preview
March 28. 2012

Broadway Opening Night
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wayne Barker
Steven Hoggett

Music Direction
Marco Paguia
Scenic Design
Donyale Werle
Costume Design
Paloma Young
Lighting Design
Jeff Croiter

Sound Design
Darron L West
Fight Direction
Jacob Brigolia-Rosenbaum

Ken Cerniglia
Production Stage Management
Clifford Schwartz
Assistant Stage Management
Katherine Wallace

Marco Paguia
Daniel Green
Dean Prouty

Teddy Bergman
Christian Borle
Arnie Burton
Adam Chanler-Berat
Matt D'Amico
Kevin Del Aguila
Brandon Dirden
Carson Elrod
Greg Hildreth
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Karl Kenzler
Eric William Love
Steve Rosen
David Rossmer

Eric William Love

Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family, along with actor-director-author Roger Rees, probably best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers, founder and artistic director of les Freres Corbusier and director of the highly-acclaimed production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, have created an imaginative new play based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers. In it, a company of 12 actors play some 50 characters on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?

While Peter and the Starcatcher is not considered a children’s show, it is appropriate for young adults 8 years and older. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted into the theatre.

Company Bios


Study Guide For Students and Teachers

Performance schedule:
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

Running time:
Two hours with one intermission

Saturday, February 19, 8:00pm performance only
Sunday, February 20, 7:00pm performance only
Monday, March 7, 7:00pm performance
Wednesday, March 9, no performance
Thursday, March 10, no performance
Sunday, March 20, 2:00pm only
Wednesday, March 23, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, March 27, 2:00pm performance only

Student Matinee:
Wednesday, March 16, 1:00pm

4th Street Bar Association Night:
March 25

Repeat Defender's Night:
Tuesday, February 1
with Rick Elice, Roger Rees, and Alex Timbers & Moderator Doug Wright, playwright and NYTW Trustee.

6:30-7:30PM - Discussion
7:30-8:00PM - Refreshments
Reservations required

To find out more about becoming a member of
NYTW's Repeat Defenders contact Norma Sheck
at normas@nytw.org

Andrew Keenan-Bolger visits
Peter And The Starcatchers rehearsals


AfterWords (post-performance audience discussion):

Wednesday, Feb 23 after the 8pm performance
Classic Literature Takes the Stage: Director Roger Rees shares his experiences creating Nicholas Nickleby, Peter and the Starcatcher, and his solo show, What You Will.
download recording

Tuesday, March 1 after the 7pm performance
From Page to Stage… and Vice-Versa:
Directors Alex Timbers and Roger Rees talk with playwright Rick Elice and composer Wayne Barker about creating Peter and the Starcatcher and how staging and writing have inspired and informed each other during the show’s development.
download recording

Tuesday, March 22 after the 7pm performance
The Edwardian Music Hall:
Composer Wayne Barker discusses the role of music in Peter and the Starcatcher and drawing inspiration from Edwardian pantomimes, sea shanties, anthems, and early musical theatre.
download recording

Thursday, March 31 after the 8pm performance

Going Green in the Theatre: Scenic designer Donyale Werle shares her transhistorical and anachronistic inspirations for Peter and the Starcatcher and her commitment to sustainable design and process.
download recording

Some discussions have been streamed live on the internet. See archived videos on Ustream

Peter and the Starcatcher was commissioned by Disney Theatrical Productions. The play was originally presented
as a "Page to Stage" workshop production at La Jolla Playhouse in 2009.

Please remember that performances start promptly and latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break.
There is a monitor in the lobby where late-comers can view the performance. If you leave the auditorium during the performance, you may be asked to wait until a suitable break before you can reenter.

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