Already closed | 2h 35m | Midtown W

Finding Neverland (Broadway)

From 2,992 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting

About the show

This new musical based on the 2004 film tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. More…

'Finding Neverland' follows playwright J.M. Barrie, who needs a big hit to save his floundering career. He finds the inspiration he's been missing when he meets a beautiful widow and her four young sons. Delighted by the boys' hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any that high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It's a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered - when you believe, you can fly.

2h 35m | Already closed | Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2992)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting
84
Avg Score

80
Great staging, Great writing, Funny, Great music, Entertaining

See it if a classic for the whole family. Endearing and entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like sweet children's themes.

80
Delightful, Cliched, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You like to be entertained or have guest in from out of town. This is a crowd pleaser that almost anyone can find entertaining.

Don't see it if You are expecting anything to break the most or anything new or particularly creative.

78
Enchanting, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like a good story. Romantic. NOT a kids show.

Don't see it if You can't get a good seat. I saw it twice. Once from 3 rows from the back, once from the 6th row and it doesn't play as well from the back.

91
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You just want to enjoy a light show with a delightful score.

Don't see it if You can't find your inner child.

40
Self-important, Unfocused, Disappointing, Eye-roll-worthy, One great song

See it if you're a big fan of Matthew Morrison.

Don't see it if you don't want to see unearned power ballad after unearned power ballad after unearned power ballad.

70
Underrated, Cliched, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see some lovely direction of a Peter Pan origin story & if you can ignore the unfair treatment by major critics & Tony voters.

Don't see it if you're a Matthew Morrison or Kelsey Grammer fan (both gone), but see it for Alfie Boe & Marc Kudisch. And skip it if you're unsentimental.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Moving, Funny

See it if You love Peter Pan. You like sentimental stories. You enjoy art creation stories. You want to be moved to tears&laughter.You like pop music.

Don't see it if You hate Peter Pan. You dislike sentimental stories. You don't like pop music. You don't want to cry.You don't like children at the theatre.

92
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of Peter Pan, origin stories, or imagination. It's a whimsical and emotional story. Ignore the haters. It's a great show.

Don't see it if you're easily influenced by negative reviews or lack of Tony love. Then again, see it, anyway, and keep an open mind.

78
Entertaining, Banal, Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You are a really big Peter Pan fan, but don't care if Peter ever appears.

Don't see it if You think this might be a good version of the movie.

54
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if You need to see everything related to Peter Pan.You enjoy shows that feature kids.

Don't see it if You can't deal with overdone, everything but the kitchen sink style shows !

50
Boring, Melodramatic

See it if you enjoy melodramatic musicals loaded with cliches and an overall ineffectual score and sloppy production values

Don't see it if you don't want to struggle to stay awake during the performance or were hoping to see something engaging

79
Alfie boe shines, Marc kudisch blusters beautifully, Laura michelle kelly radiates, Old fashioned theater magic, Family friendly

See it if you believe in fairies & neverland & an athletic re-telling of the Peter Pan story with dogs, children & adult actors trying to be children

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, musical retellings of famous stories, or if you can't see thru the eyes of a child

60
I totally missed he boat here

See it if if you are a kid? There were people in the audience enthralled. Tony Yazbeck shone in On the Town. Unspoilt, talented kids were standout.

Don't see it if you have any familiarity with the actual people and events. Misrepresentation abounds Bad sets, mediocre costumes, boring songs and staging.

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like Peter Pan and are interested in its origins or if you want to see a happy family show.

Don't see it if you prefer shows which address serious issues or have unusual original approaches.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you have children who want to see a cute, family-friendly show.

Don't see it if you're expecting to hear about how "Peter became Pan" or if you liked the movie. Also, the score is heavily bubble gum pop.

67
Cliched, Disappointing, Enchanting

See it if you want a show light on story. This is good for younger audiences that can't follow a deep storyline. Good glitter moment.

Don't see it if you want a complete experience including a coherent plotline. Loved the movie, disappointed​ by this

87
Delightful, Great staging, Sentimental, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals with heart.

Don't see it if you find the sappy preciousness of all things Peter Pan annoying.

80
Fun lively cute action family friendly, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like Peter Pan. If you want to bring kids. If you want a good story.

Don't see it if You are tired of Peter Pan.

86
Delightful, Refreshing, Charming, Nostalgic, Great singing

See it if you desire a family-friendly, enchanting story that will leave you inspired to seize the joys in life; if you like straightforward musicals.

Don't see it if you're heartless; not fond of children (noisy audience); unimaginative; or want intellectually-challenging drama. Must believe in fairies.

30
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you love matthew morrison.

Don't see it if you want to see bad acting.

77
Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if Fun but fluffy. Lovely music and staging.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep show.

100
Beautiful, Great staging, Resonant, Must see, Great singing

See it if you like the Peter Pan story, you enjoy seeing beautiful moments of theater, and if you have experienced a loss and are in need of hope.

Don't see it if I don't know why people don't like this show. It has something for everyone.

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the J.M.Barrie/Peter Pan experience. It is entertaining ,with an enthusiastic cast and fine performances.

Don't see it if You if can only see a handful of shows and have to be very selective.There are many other shows that rank as "must see" experiences.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Must see

See it if You want to subject yourself to the best kind of emotional terrorism.

Don't see it if You don't want to be reduced to a sobbing mess.

69
Excellent cast, Mediocre story, Disappointing, Some great moments

See it if enjoy a great cast & are a Peter Pan fanatic.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be blown away.


April 15th, 2015
"The stage version of “Finding Neverland” is no replica of the film, though it might have been better if it were. Instead, it heightens the screenplay’s sentimentality, tidy psychologizing and life-affirming messages by thickening their syrup and corn quotients in ways presumably deemed palatable...
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April 15th, 2015
"Manic, childish applause might cure the poisoned fairy Tinker Bell, but it's not medicine enough for "Finding Neverland", the awkward, garish and manipulative musical based on the 2004 Miramax film about playwright J.M. Barrie and the boys who inspired Peter Pan. Show-doctored into a state of sh...
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April 15th, 2015
""Finding Neverland" purports to be historical: the true tale of how Barrie, inspired by his dealings with the family of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, created the boy who wouldn’t grow up. It also purports to be a singing-dancing family entertainment. It winds up being neither...Even if everything in i...
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April 15th, 2015
"Bombastic and exhausting, the show confuses childishness with an affinity for the child inside, at times recalling "Wicked" in its busily assaultive hyperactivity, but without that show's catchy songs or engaging central character dynamic...A rare blemish on the track record of gifted director D...
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