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FINDING NEVERLAND The magical and heartfelt new musical, Finding Neverland, will soar to Broadway this spring. Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee , Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up . Produced by Academy Award-winner Harvey Weinstein and directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin) , Finding Neverland stars Kelsey Grammer and Matthew Morrison. Opening at Broadway’s Lunt- Fontanne on April 15 , 2015. www.findingneverlandthemusical.com CUBA RESTAURANT GREENWICH VILLAGE Cuba Restaurant has been delivering authentic flavors, sights, and sounds of Little Havana in New York’s Greenwich Village for ten years. The ambiance is warm and inviting, and in addition to the main dining area, there is a speakeasy-like enclave, the Hemingway Hideaway, as well as private dining rooms. Clearly a group collaboration, owner and Cuban native, Beatriz de Ar- mas, together with Executive Chef Mario Garcia, who trained at Cuba’s famous Hotel Nacional, serve traditional Cuban dishes with African, Spanish, and Latin influences. The Paella is a house specialty, served three ways, a nod to their love of Spanish cuisine. Several new dishes have been created in celebration of their 10 th anniversary, like Pato con Salsa de Tamarindo, a tamarind-glazed duck served with mashed sweet plantains, sautéed spinach and oyster mushrooms. The Vaca Frita is a pan-fried skirt steak with garlic mojo, soy sauce, onions, parsley and lime, a traditional Cuban dish not readily found this side of Miami. Cocktails reign supreme, and veteran head bartender, Eduardo Tavares, makes his with in-house infusions, purées, special rums, and tequilas. The Mojito, made famous in Old Havana, comes in more ways than you can count, including the Pasion Picante, made with Don Diego reposado tequila, passion fruit, mango purée, fresh lime juice, muddled cilantro and a kick of jalapeño. The live Cuban music, onsite cigar rolling, and abundant Cuban artwork would make Earnest Hemingway smile, but the food is what will make you want to come back again and again. 222 Thompson Street, Manhattan. 212/420-7878; www.cubanyc.com *

ON BROADWAY: SPRING OPENINGS IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

Tony and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce makes his Broadway directorial debut with It Shoulda Been You, the new musical that puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, prov- ing that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it’s all relative. Open- ing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) this April, It Shoulda Been You features an original book & lyrics by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi, and an all-star cast of theatrical favorites that includes Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, and David Burtka. www.itshouldabeenyou.com FUN HOME The Public Theater’s production of the Award-winning American musi- cal Fun Home will receive a much anticipated Broadway premiere this spring. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee JeanineTesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home begins performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, NYC) on Saturday, April 4th, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Fun Home opened to rave reviews at The Public Theater in October 2013, and was named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Cir- cle, and received the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Off Broadway Alliance Awards in the 2013-2014 season. www.funhomebroadway.com

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