The Broadway production of Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong will star Tony and Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris in April.
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Hedwig and The Angry Inch) is joining the cast at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre as a special guest from 11 to 30 April 2023 (excluding 21st evening and 22nd matinee), in the role of Francis, a member of the ‘Cornley Drama Society’.
Neil said in a press statement: “I’m a massive fan of Team Mischief and physical comedy in general, so I jumped (fell?) at the chance to join their genius onstage. That said, the role of the Narrator mostly sits in a chair and reads a book, so apparently no rehearsals are required. I guess that’s fine… what could possibly go wrong?”
Harris is the first special guest star for the Broadway run, with more special guests to come.
The cast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong also includes Bartley Booz as Dennis (to 9 April), Matthew Cavendish as Max, Bianca Horn as Gill, Harry Kershaw as Francis, Chris Leask as Trevor, Henry Lewis as Robert, Ellie Morris as Lucy, Charlie Russell as Sandra, Jonathan Sayer as Dennis (from 11 April), Henry Shields as Chris, Greg Tannahill as Jonathan, and Nancy Zamit as Annie. The company is completed by Ryan Vincent Anderson, Stephen James Anthony, Fred Gray, and Brenann Stacker.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong on Broadway is directed by Adam Meggido, with set designs by Simon Scullion, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Matt Haskins, sound by Ella Wahlström, original music by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer and wig/hair & make-up design by Tommy Kurzman.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is also returning to London this Christmas, playing the Lyric Theatre in the West End from 23 November 2023 to 14 January 2024.
There’s no news on if the Olivier Award nominated London production will also feature special guests.
Also playing in London is Mischief’s most famous show – and where it all started – The Play That Goes Wrong, which continues its record-breaking run at the Duchess Theatre.
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