Film in the works from “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross
“Peter and the Starcatcher” will close on Sunday, Jan. 12 after almost two years, five Tony Awards, and 645 performances, both on Broadway and at New World Stages.
Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers (pictured), and written by Rick Elice, the play opened on Broadway on April 15, 2012 and ran until Jan. 20, 2013, before starting performances at New World Stages on March 18.
The show won five 2012 Tony Awards, the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season.
The play is based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's bestselling children's novel, “Peter and the Starcatchers,” illustrated by Greg Call. It provides a backstory for Peter Pan and serves as a sort of prequel for J.M. Barre's novel “Peter and Wendy.”
A Disney film adaptation is in the works, to be directed by “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross.
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The show recently started its first national tour and will play cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
“‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ has been such an incredible journey for all involved,” lead producers Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price and Tom Smedes said in a statement. “We're so proud that we were able to preserve — both Off Broadway and on tour — the magic and imagination that made us fall in love with this show, and that the audiences and critics loved so much on Broadway. And in the current Broadway landscape, a nearly two-year run of a new American play is rare, so we're grateful to the show's many fans for embracing us like they have.”