Review: Bway's 'Finding Neverland' never finds its groove

April 16, 2015 2:07 AM

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At a recent performance on Broadway of "Finding Neverland," one young boy showed up in a very green Peter Pan costume and accessorized it with cowboy boots. It was an apt outfit for a show that is exuberant, quirky and somewhat conflicted about what it wants to be.

The musical, which opened Wednesday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, welcomes back to Broadway a super Matthew Morrison and the consummate pro Kelsey Grammer to tell the origin story of "Peter Pan," but the result is less than effortless. It's a celebration of imagination that labors hard for a consist...

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