New production directed by Lonny Price with additional book by Larissa FastHorse will premiere December 5–31, 2023

Saint Paul, Minnesota (January 31, 2023)— The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to present an all-new production of the timeless Tony Award®-winning Broadway classic, Peter Pan, December 5–31, 2023. Part of Broadway @ the Ordway, the national tour will premiere in downtown Saint Paul before making stops in 40 other cities across the country.

This high-flying musical has been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new production directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill) with additional book by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse (The Thanksgiving Play, What Would Crazy Horse Do?).

Peter Pan is one of the great treasures of the American Musical Theatre,” said Lonny Price. “The show nurtures and inspires the imagination of its audience and reminds us to keep alive the child within us all.”

“I am thrilled to be part of bringing Peter Pan to life for a new generation,” said Larissa FastHorse. “If you loved this musical before, you will still see the show that enchanted you, while discovering a Peter Pan that everyone can enjoy, without harm, for many years to come.”

“Working with these gifted artists for the launch of this American musical treasure as our holiday show in 2023 is a dream come true,” said Broadway @ the Ordway Executive Producer Rod Kaats. “We’re already flying!”

Based on Sir James M. Barrie's classic tale and originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Broadway legend Jerome Robbins, Peter Pan features an iconic and unforgettable score by Morris (Moose) Charlap, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and additional music by Jule Styne.

The adventure begins when Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a few happy thoughts, the children are taken on a magical journey they will never forget. This extraordinary musical full of excitement and adventure features timeless songs including "I'm Flying," "I Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Neverland." Peter Pan embraces the child in us all so go on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning—your entire family will be Hooked!

“We are delighted for this new adaptation of Peter Pan to make its premiere at the Ordway,” said Ordway President and CEO Chris Harrington. “Families treasure celebrating the holidays at the Ordway and audiences of all backgrounds and generations will love experiencing the magic of Peter Pan together.”

Tickets will go on sale to subscribers this spring and will be available for single ticket purchase in the summer.

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Special thanks to Broadway @ the Ordway Series sponsor Bremer Bank and to the Minnesota State Arts Board for their major support of the Ordway. Peter Pan is presented by Spire Credit Union.

January 31, 2023