'Finding Neverland' flies on modest charms

April 16, 2015 2:02 AM

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NEW YORK — Before landing on Broadway, the new musical Finding Neverland (*** out of four) went through cast changes and an overhaul of the creative team. The high profile of lead producer Harvey Weinstein made these and other developments subjects of breathless speculation.

The show itself, based on the film and Allan Knee's play The Man Who Was Peter Pan, will likely cause less of a stir. The production, which opened Wednesday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, is directed by Diane Paulus, whose exhilarating revivals of Hair and Pippin have been high points of recent seaso...

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