“Peter Pan”: Bernstein’s Show Re-Interpreted

Bard Summerscape will stage an all-new production of Leonard Bernstein’s 1950 Broadway musical Peter Pan, which will run June 28–July 22. The 90-minute chamber arrangement from Olivier Award-winning Bernstein specialist Christopher Alden will explore the darker side of the childhood fantasy in a psychologically gripping dramatic treatment. In this new interpretation, set in an abandoned fairground, Wendy Darling has become an only child. Bernstein’s entire original score, which was cut down to five songs for the 1950 Broadway premiere, has been restored and re-scored for an onstage band of five musicians who are incorporated into the action.

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