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James Corden helped Gary Barlow land Finding Neverland gig

Singer/songwriter Gary Barlow owes a great debt to James Corden after the actor helped him land a job composing the music for new Broadway show Finding Neverland.

The Take That star created the score for the stage adaptation of Johnny Depp's 2004 film of the same name, which opened on the Great White Way on Wednesday night (15Apr15).


Barlow tells the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper that he could not have landed the gig without new chat show host Corden, who introduced him to the show's producer, Harvey Weinstein.


Barlow says, "I feel like I'm going to owe him for the rest of my life and he's loving that at the moment. He's doing brilliant on The Late Late Show and if he'd have us we'd definitely go on and perform some songs from the musical."


The singer adds of Weinstein, "He's someone that I'd heard about and I was really keen to meet him... I didn't know how he worked but now I realize he is a creative. He completely trusted our music. We've had an amazing couple of years."


Finding Neverland stars Glee's Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer.