Mary Martin

'Pan': How far can the Peter Pan renaissance go?

'Pan': How far can the Peter Pan renaissance go?

Plenty of properties in the modern entertainment age have been born, reborn, tooled and retooled. But whether it’s the timelessness of its essence or the fact that its vogue happens to come at a cross-media time, Peter Pan is currently undergoing a particularly intense resurgence. Last week the J.M. Barrie origin story “Finding Neverland” -- based on the hit Johnny Depp film and produced by Harvey Weinstein -- opened on Broadway. Ticket sales (if not reviews) have been solid, and producers wasted little time Tuesday announcing they’d be taking the show on the road beginning next year. This is all the tip of the spear -- or, well, a different dangerously pointy...