Finding Neverland (Broadway)
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Finding Neverland (Broadway)

Finding Neverland (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3019 Ratings)
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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.

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55 Reviews | 16 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you would like to be pleasantly surprised. It has been a long time since I cried at a show, but it was pure magic, and sentimental.

Don't see it if you think that you cannot be a child again.

128 Reviews | 62 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if Another must see. If you want a truly beautiful night at the theatre that'll make you leave sobbing, laughing, and smiling for hours.

Don't see it if If you don't want to cry.

86 Reviews | 16 Followers
Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you like Peter Pan and want to know more about the author and the origin of the tale.

Don't see it if you have enough of Peter Pan.

56 Reviews | 19 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You love romantic, emotionally riveting script, score and song and dance ensembles. Children charming and Tony Yasbek better than Morrison

Don't see it if You hate stories in music based on real people

53 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Resonant

See it if You are happy to get swept up in a magical story and willing to emote in public.

Don't see it if You need to have a technically innovative or ground-breaking theatre experience.

350 Reviews | 163 Followers
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.

82 Reviews | 25 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Must see

See it if You want to learn how Peter Pan and the Lost Boys found Wendy. And found the real life family that inspired the story. Bring your tissues!

Don't see it if You want to grow up! Stay young at heart and enjoy the show.

71 Reviews | 6 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great writing


Don't see it if you hated PETER PAN

Critic Reviews (33)

The New York Times
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 to theatergoing children and their parents. The show brings to mind those supersize sodas sold in movie theaters. Like such drinks, “Finding Neverland” is largely made up of empty calories."
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Time Out New York
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 shrill mediocrity, the patient can barely walk, let alone fly."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 it were profound and true, it would still be a mess, suffering as it does from confusion (or willfulness) about what makes a musical a musical."
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April 15th, 2015

"Finding Neverland flies. Occasionally it even soars...It's still too treacly and the tear-wringing ending just goes on forever. But there’s an audience for this show, which is visually cunning and something of a warm bath without being too insulting. It’s not for the Sondheim or the post-Sondheim crowd. It’s a sentimental throwback, unembarrassedly so."
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New York Daily News
April 15th, 2015

"Less can be more...If only producer Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus had learned that lesson. To be sure, James Graham, who adapted the story, and Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, who wrote the colorful and melodious score, have come up with much to like in this fictionalized account of the creation of Peter Pan. But Paulus’ staging can — and does — go overboard...The show also strains to be adorable, like a male "Matilda.""
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April 15th, 2015

"There’s not enough flying in “Finding Neverland” — those giddy flights of wit and imagination that make us believe, if not in fairies, then at least that the American musical is still alive and well. Despite the technical marvels that director Diane Paulus brings to producer Harvey Weinstein’s beloved obsession, this ambitious version remains stubbornly earthbound. The lead in its feet has a lot to do with the ponderous lyrics, but at the heart of the matter, this material doesn’t cry out to be a musical."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 Diane Paulus, the show does have a heart-stopping death scene that's both moving and visually spectacularBut the two hours-plus leading up to that moment, more often than not, are a chore."
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Chicago Tribune
April 15th, 2015

"A troubled musical that does not quite know what to make of Barrie and his famous friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family...The actual finding in "Finding Neverland" never feels logical. Nor does the score, which often has a rootsy, "Big River" feel and, despite some sticky melodies, remains far removed from the show's milieu. The show lacks a journey."
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