[Leonard Bernstein’sPeter Pan] Leonard Bernstein with sister Shirley in the Green Room at Carnegie Hall, 1950. Photo by Ruth Orkin, ©1977. Made available online with permission from the Ruth Orkin Photo Archive, orkinphoto.com
Leonard Bernstein with sister Shirley in the Green Room at Carnegie Hall, 1950. Photo by Ruth Orkin, ©1977. Made available online with permission from the Ruth Orkin Photo Archive, orkinphoto.com

SummerScape Theater

Leonard Bernstein’s
Peter Pan

New Production

Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein
After the play by J. M. Barrie
Adapted and directed by Christopher Alden

Choreography by Jack Ferver
Orchestrations by Garth Edwin Sunderland
Music Direction by Doug Peck
Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Design by Terese Wadden
Lighting Design by JAX Messenger 


“The kiss we never dared

We'll dare in dreaming...”
—“Dream With Me,” Leonard Bernstein, Peter Pan

Definitely not your grandparents’ Peter Pan! Internationally renowned director Christopher Alden reveals a darker side to J. M. Barrie’s fantasy of childhood and the inner child in a psychologically gripping new production, by turns whimsical and sinister, transfigured with a joyous and shimmering score by Leonard Bernstein. Originally composed for a 1950 Broadway production, Bernstein’s Peter Pan songs have long lain like secret jewels, waiting to be rediscovered. Now Alden (revered for his New York City Opera production of Bernstein’s A Quiet Place) restores them to thrilling life in an intimate, contemporary staging, specially commissioned for the worldwide celebration of Bernstein’s centenary year.  

Suitable for audiences aged 12 and up
 
“Bewitching . . . a black comic pearl . . . poses precocious existential questions [with] pensive tenderness.”—New York Times on Bernstein’s score


Opening Night Reception for Members
Friday, July 6

Pre-Performance Conversation
Sunday, July 1 at 1pm

Post-Performance Conversation
Wednesday, July 11

SummerScape Coach from New York City
Friday, July 6 and Sunday, July 8
Learn more.