Finding Neverland is easily one of my favorite musicals. The songs, music, choreography, cast, and stage were all top-notch and on-point. The kids were amazing. And the dog will steal your heart.
I never did see the 2004 film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, so I couldn’t give a comparison. Even so, I’d still recommend the stage adaptation over the movie. Just as with the movie, the stage production is produced by Harvey Weinstein. Bryan Cranston–Heisenberg himself–is also an executive producer. No blue meth, but plenty of pixie dust.
The musical is now playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through March 12.