Bryan Cranston has signed as a producer for the new Broadway musical Finding Neverland.

The Breaking Bad star became "enchanted" with an early workshop performance of the show, ABC News reports lead producer Harvey Weinstein as saying.

Weinstein said of Cranston's involvement in a statement: "We were so thrilled that he wanted to come on board as an investor - having him as an ally and offering his overall support of this production means the world. He has given Diane and me such smart, constructive, creative advice."

Finding Neverland is based on the 2004 film of the same name which starred Johnny Depp. The theatre adaptation will see Glee's Matthew Morrison play Peter Pan creator JM Barrie, while Frasier star Kelsey Grammar plays Barrie's producer Charles Frohman.

Cranston won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B Johnson in All The Way last year.

Finding Neverland will begin previews on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre before opening on Wednesday, April 15.