Peter Pan returns to Broadway in a bold new way, with a new play that is adapted from a popular 2004 children's novel, Peter and the Starcatchers (co-authored by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson), a prequel that explains the origins of that flying boy who refuses to grow up. Of course, the character of Peter Pan was originally created over a century ago by esteemed playwright J. M. Barrie, so it is quite fitting that this pirate-fighting, permanently pre-teen orphan returns to the stage.
Despite its Disney origins (the book is published by a Disney imprint), Walt's signature isn't seen splashed all over the marquee. That might be due to the fact that Peter and the Starcatcher has a very minimalist style in contrast to the lavish technical special effects featured in shows like The Lion King or Beauty and the Beast. This play relies on twelve actors to create a multitude of characters, creatures, and set pieces. Trish Causey, your About.com Guide to Theater, recently posted a detailed look at the cast and crew behind this production. Also, there's a great YouTube video that shows the rehearsal process, giving you a glimpse of just how physically exhausting this show must be for the actors!