Video: Denver native Nancy Gibbs: From T.J. High to Broadway

By John Moore
Aug. 28, 2013

Denver native Nancy Gibbs tells how she went from Thomas Jefferson High School to Broadway. Gibbs, producer of the Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” playing in Denver through Sept. 1. She also produced “Bat Boy the Musical” and is the worldwide General Manager for all things “Wicked.” Her resume includes working in various capacities on “Fully Committed.” “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and “The Vagina Monologues.” She told her story to members of the Denver Center staff in conjunction with the “Peter and the Starcatcher” national tour launch in Denver. “Peter” plays through Sept. 1. Tickets: 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” plays through Sept. 1. For information, please visit www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Running time: 6 minutes.

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Video: Starstuff: Opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in Denver

By John Moore
Aug. 25, 2013

On Aug. 21, Denver hosted the launch of the “Peter and the Starcatcher” national touring production at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and CultureWest.Org was there to capture the “starstuff” of the evening.

Guests include actors Joey deBettencourt, Megan Stern and John Sanders; Denver TV host Eden Lane; Disney’s Jack Eldon; and “The Kid” director and producer Eli Gonda and Jason Shuman. “Peter” is the the story of the nameless boy who becomes Peter Pan. “The Kid” is the new Joey McIntyre developmental musical opening Aug. 30 at the Galleria Theatre. For information on “Peter” or “The Kid,” please visit www.denvercenter.org. Running time: 5 minutes.

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Photos: Opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher” national tour launch in Denver

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By John Moore
Aug. 22, 2013

For the second straight year, Denver was chosen to host the launch of a major new national touring production. Last year: “The Book of Mormon.” This year: “Peter and the Starcatcher,” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This grown-up prequel to “Peter Pan” is a fun romp through the Neverland you never knew. A cast of 12 actors armed only with clever stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination tell the quick-moving tale of the nameless boy who becomes Peter Pan. It is a mayhem-filled evening the New York Times hailed as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades.” The cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache), Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake), Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal. Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or the denver center’s home page . All photos by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. To see the full “Opening Nights” photo series to date, click here.

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From left: John Sanders (Black Stache), Megan Stern (Molly) and Joey deBettencourt (Boy).

 

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Photos: Kids’ Night on Broadway, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

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By John Moore
Aug. 21, 2013

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts hosted “Kids’ Night on Broadway” on Aug. 20, 2013, in conjunction with the launch of the national touring production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Kids ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, then were treated to a full array of family activities in the theater lobby, then met with four members of the cast before seeing the show: Nathan Hosner, Carl Howell, John Sanders and Ian Michael Stuart. “Peter and the Starcatcher” runs through Sept. 1 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. Information: 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org.

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