Paul Slade Smith to Step In for Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Paul Slade Smith Finding Neverland Believe! Paul Slade Smith will temporarily take over for Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman when the Emmy winner departs Finding Neverland on April 3. The Audience Choice Award-winning musical is playing at the Lunt-Funtanne Theatre.Smith has been playing Mr. Henshaw/Nana and understudying Grammer in the production. His previous performing credits include the national tours of Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. As a playwright, Smith’s work Unnecessary Farce has received over 195 productions. His latest play, The Outsider, had its world premiere in June of last year at Peninsula Players Theatre and received an industry reading in New York City in early March, with a cast led by Grammer.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast is currently led by Tony Yazbeck as Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Llewelyn Davies. Alfie Boe will begin performances as Barrie on March 29.center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img

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