Peter and the Starcatcher coming to Bank of America Theatre
The Peter Pan prequel Peter and the Starcatcher, winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, will make a two-week Chicago stop on its first national tour next spring.
The prequel, penned by Jersey Boys co-writer Rick Elice and directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, will play the Bank of America Theatre April 2–13, 2014. The Broadway production closed in January, re-opening in an Off Broadway version in March.
The play is based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, which was published by Disney imprint Hyperion Books; the stage adaptation was commissioned by Disney Theatrical Productions, whose producing heft likely plays a part in the unusual decision to tour a non-musical play. Peter and the Starcatcher will be part of Broadway in Chicago's spring subscription season, with individual tickets going on sale at a later date; visit broadwayinchicago.com for ticket information.