Sandy Duncan has dropped out of her role on Broadway’s Peter Pan prequel musical Finding Neverland.

Sandy Duncan In ‘Finding Neverland’

According to a press release from Finding Neverland, Duncan’s leave is “temporary due to family obligations.” However, sources close to the production claim that she quit the show in the middle of a rehearsal, surrounded by the cast and crew, reported the New York Daily News.

Apparently, Duncan struggled to recall her lines and with her blocking in her role as Madame Du Maurier, the grandmother of the children who were inspiration for writer J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan book.

“The company adored Sandy and supported her and she was doing her best,” the insider told the Daily News. “But she struggled with her lines and her blocking. It was frustrating for everyone. She quit.”

It’s unknown if Duncan, who had starred in the titular role in Peter Pan in the Broadway production before touring across the country on multiple tours, will return to Finding Neverland. In the meantime, Broadway actress Kristy Cates is taking over for her in the part of Madame Du Maurier.

Prior to Duncan, Madame Du Maurier was played by Carolee Carmello. 

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