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Peter Yarrow

Long Wharf Gets Money For 'Fireflies'; All Worked Up About 'Will'

Long Wharf Gets Money For 'Fireflies'; All Worked Up About 'Will'

I was browsing the amazing collection at the Goodspeed's Scherer Library —"the only library dedicated solely to musical theatre in the world" — earlier this month and came across a photocopied typed-on-white-paper program for a 1977 workshop of "Neverland" at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Not to be confused with "Finding Neverland" (coming to The Bushnell next month), this "Neverland" was written and composed by Jim Steinman and was the genesis for the zillion-selling Meatloaf album "Bat Out of Hell." Performers at that workshop 40 years ago included Ellen Foley and the great Boston prog-rock band Orchestra Luna.

"Bat Out of...