Mega-producer Harvey Weinstein has confirmed that Finding Neverland is eyeing Broadway and that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, who sang a number from the show on the Tony telecast on June 8, will be part of a concept album. Deadline reports that Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys may also sing on the record.
Finding Neverland will play a limited engagement this summer at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan as J.M. Barrie and West End vet Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davis. The Diane Paulus helmed tuner will feature music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham.
Based on the Miramax film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the story of Barrie (Jordan) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies' children eventually became Barrie's inspiration to write Peter Pan. The musical overhauled its creative team in 2013, bringing on board Paulus, Barlow and Graham.