NEW YORK – Opera and theater star Alfie Boe will go from prisoner to playwright when he trades in “Les Miserables” for “Finding Neverland” late next month on Broadway.
The British tenor, who has been playing Jean Valjean, will start as “Peter Pan” creator J.M. Barrie on March 29 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, replacing Tony Yazbeck in the role, who finishes his run two nights earlier.
Classically trained at the Royal Opera House, Boe was spotted by super-producer Cameron Mackintosh and invited to the “Les Miserables” anniversary concert in London in 2010 in front of 28,000 people.
Boe delivered a stunning version of the song “Bring Him Home.” He would go on to sing for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, the Olympics and a symphonically reimagined The Who’s “Quadrophenia.”
“Finding Neverland” is adapted from the 2004 whimsical film of the same name about a widow whose four young sons inspired M. Barrie to write the children’s classic.
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