An extremely fictionalized account of how J.M. Barrie was inspired to write “Peter Pan,” the new musical “Finding Neverland” is a busy, often bombastic Broadway show.
It’s scary to speculate about how many customers may be lured into seeing this dubious attraction at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, where it opened on Wednesday.
Drawn from a successful film, the show offers “Glee” favorite Matthew Morrison as Barrie and “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman, the theater producer who backed “Peter Pan” in 1904.
Speaking of producers, “Finding Neverland” is mounted by a consortium led by Harvey Weinstein, a major entertainment mogul who certainly knows how to market his events to a widespread audience.