You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Broadway ‘Peter’ gets Borle

'Smash' star to reprise role in play

Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all.

Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, it was generally expected his commitments to the series gig would keep him out of the Main Stem transfer of the Peter Pan prequel.

Last season Borle won a Lucille Lortel Award for his perf in the show as pirate nemesis Black Stache. He’ll reprise the role in the Broadway version of “Peter,” which begins previews March 28 ahead of an April 15 opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

With “Smash” yet to premiere — much less get picked up for a second season — Borle will stay in the stage production as long as he’s able, depending on the success of the NBC series.

Given his involvement in the much-hyped TV show, Borle was the most prominent question mark in the Broadway casting of “Peter.” Otherwise, it’s expected that most of the actors from the Off Broadway incarnation will reprise their parts in the Rialto version. Off Broadway production also starred Adam Chanler-Berat as Peter and Celia Kenan-Bolger as the titular starcatcher.

A rep for the production wouldn’t confirm Borle’s casting.

“Smash,” which has a premiere screening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, bows on NBC Feb. 6.

More Legit

  • Joan Marcus/Photofest

    Original 'Angels in America' Reclaimed the Stage for Ambitious Theater (Column)

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher Accused of

    Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher Accused of Harassment

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Wicked

    Broadway Box Office Gets a Little Love From Valentine's, Presidents' Day

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Frozen Broadway

    Stagecraft Podcast: Behind the Scenes With Cast, Creators of 'Frozen'

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Andrew Garfield Variety Facetime Interview

    Andrew Garfield on Avoiding 'Sickness' of Celebrity Culture

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Geoffrey Rush

    Geoffrey Rush Accused of 'Inappropriate Touching,' Court Documents Show

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

  • Andrew Garfield Tony Kushner Angels in

    'Angels in America': Inside Broadway's Big Bet, Led by Andrew Garfield With Renewed Relevance

    Christian Borle, one of the stars of upcoming NBC skein “Smash,” will return for Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” after all. Borle, a legit regular (“Legally Blonde,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) getting a TV break as one of the lead characters on the heavily-promoted “Smash,” appeared in the Off Broadway bow of “Peter” last spring. However, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content