Monday, July 29, 2013

Peter and the Starcatcher Coming to Pgh

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:

PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578 /
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 /

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Winner of 5 Tony Awards®


Pittsburgh, PA:  (July 18, 2013) The producers of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the five-time Tony Award®-winning musical play written by Tony Award® nominee Rick Eliceand directed by Tony® Award winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award nominee Alex Timbers, are pleased to announce casting for the National Tour, which kicks off in Denver, CO on August 15, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache) Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake) Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.

In Pittsburgh PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  will play May 20-25, 2014 at Heinz Hall.  Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Single tickets will go on sale in January 2014 and available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue) or online at

For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930 or or  PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh series is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

The tour route includes the following markets:

Denver, CO (Denver Center for the Performing Arts)                Aug. 15 – Sept. 1,
Dallas, TX (AT&T Performing Arts Center)                                Sept. 17 – 29
Houston, TX (The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts)       Oct. 15 – 20
San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)                                             Oct. 22 – 27
Seattle, WA (The Moore Theatre)                                                 Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
San Francisco, CA (Curran Theatre)                                              Nov. 5 – Dec. 1
Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson Theatre)                                 Dec. 3 – Jan. 12, 2014

Tempe, AZ (Gammage Auditorium)                                                    Jan. 14 – 19
East Lansing, MI (Wharton Center for the Performing Arts)         Jan. 22 – 26
Washington, DC (Kennedy Center)                                                   Jan. 28 – Feb. 16
Hartford, CT (The Bushnell)                                                                Feb 18 – 23
Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)                      Feb. 25 – March 3
Utica, NY (Broadway Theatre League of Utica)                                March 4 – 5
St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House)                                              March 7 – 9
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)                                                 March 11 – 16
Folsom, CA (Harris Center)                                                                   March 25 – 26
Palm Desert, CA (McCallum Theatre)                                                  March 28 – 30
Chicago, IL (Bank of America Theatre)                                               April 2 – 13
Charlotte, NC (Knight Theater)                                                             April 29 – May 4
Baltimore, MD (Hippodrome Theatre)                                                  May 6 – 18
Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall)                                                                    May 20 – 25

In the spirit of the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony Award®-winning sustainable set design, the producers invited the venues on the tour route to contribute reusable items to help build the tour proscenium. Denver sent in Coors bottle caps, Seattle collected wine corks from the bars at their theater and Dallas arranged a special collection drive at Klyde Warren Park to collect items. Additional items donated by the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER tour markets include small children’s toy figures, old silverware, used rope, buttons and whopper poppers, cords, aluminum can lids, old cooking tools, tin can tops, balls and paper tubes.

Set Designer Donyale Werle, who won the 2012 Tony Award® for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets. The Broadway set for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was made almost entirely of recycled materials.

The rest of the design team for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER includes Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards® for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia‐Rosenbaum (Fight Direction) and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best‐selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century‐old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards® (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine andThe New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year.

The New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” New York Post exclaims it is “the gold standard of Peter Pan shows” and Entertainment Weekly calls the show “an absurdly funny fantastical journey.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.

Additional show information can be found at

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.

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