A new musical will serve as both a sequel to one of the greatest children’s stories of all time, as well as a prequel to another iconic fantasy adventure.
“Alice in Neverland” brings together two beloved characters, the title character from Lewis Carrol’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the boy who never grew up at the center of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.” The show features book, music and lyrics by Phil Kenny and Reston Williams. Its producing team includes such Broadway heavyweights as Jerry Goehring (“Be More Chill,” “A Christmas Story”), three-time Tony Award winner Jim Kierstead (“Hadestown,” “Kinky Boots”), Mike Evariste (“Disgraced”), seven- time Tony Award winner Jamie deRoy (“Beetlejuice,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”) and 42nd.club (“Anastasia,” “Moulin Rouge”).
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Christy Altomare (“Anastasia”) is set to lead a developmental reading of the new musical on June 16. She is joined by Broadway veterans Heath Saunders (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (“Hair”), as well as Megan Masako Haley (“Wicked”), Alistair Brammer (“Miss Saigon”) and Timothy Hughes (“Hadestown”).
Also participating in the reading are M. Chase Grant, Kurt Hellerich, Claire Wilkins Kenny, Lisa Larsen, Mack, Beatriz Melo, Ryan Simmons, Scout Smith, Matt Walker, Kim Williams and Clotile Yanna.
The reading comes as live theater is returning to New York City after more than a year of marquees remaining dark due to COVID restrictions. Major Broadway shows such as “Hamilton,” “Wicked” and “The Lion King” have announced that they will begin performing this September and the Tony Awards have been refashioned as a celebration of the theater business’s return.
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