Bryan Cranston is throwing his star support behind new Broadway musical Finding Neverland after signing on as a producer.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who helped produce the Breaking Bad star’s Tony Award-winning production of All the Way last year, reveals Cranston became so enchanted by an early workshop of the Peter Pan origin story, he wanted to invest in the stage show.
Announcing the news in a statement, Weinstein writes, “We were so thrilled that he wanted to come on board as an investor. Having him as an ally and offering his overall support of this production means the world. He has given Diane (Paulus, director) and me such smart, constructive creative advice.”
Glee actor Matthew Morrison will portray playwright J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, with former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer as his producer. The production will feature a score by British pop star Gary Barlow.
Previews will begin on March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with opening night set for April 15.