Though “Peter and the Star Catcher” will end its Broadway run later this month, its producers have announced that it will transfer Off-Broadway to New World Stages.
When the Broadway production closes on January 20, it will have played 18 previews and 320 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. No official opening date or casting details have been announced for the show’s move, though the design team will remain the same.
“We have had an amazing run on Broadway, and audience demand continues to grow,” said Nancy Nagel Gibbs, lead producer of the show, said in a statement. “In fact, last week we had our highest grossing week ever. Our transfer to New World Stages allows the ‘little show that could’ to continue to inspire and enchant even more audiences.”
The show originally premiered as a Williamstown Theater Festival lab performance, and the full version opened at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009. Two years later, it moved to the New York Theater Workshop, and finally opened on Broadway on April 15, 2012 after beginning previews on March 28.
Producers say the prequel to “Peter Pan” takes audiences on “a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? The epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience’s imagination can be the most captivating place in the world.”
The production is based on a book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice wrote the stage version. Elice is known for his work on “Jersey Boys” and “The Addams Family.”
The play was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won five: Best Featured Actor, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.
A national tour of the production is scheduled to begin in August 2013 in Denver, Colo.