The Finding Neverland producer reveals the secret to keeping actors happy on set

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At the opening night of Broadway’s Finding Neverland (sponsored by Brooks Brothers, Chase, iHeartMedia and USA Today) in New York City on Wednesday, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston told PEOPLE that he brought actors in the play the one thing they always needed: food.

“Sometimes they’ll get candy and flowers and notecards and things like that, but sometimes the basics is what they really need,” says Cranston, a producer of the musical. “I’d send all kinds of food – cold cuts, bakery goods, you know.”

The 59-year-old says being a producer was a nerve-racking position to hold.

“There’s something about – you’re less nervous if you’re in control of something, but if you’re out of control of something you get more nervous because so many things could go haywire,” he says. “I’m going to be sitting in a seat watching, scratching and hoping keeping my fingers crossed.”

But Cranston says there isn’t that much to be nervous about given the cast, which includes Kelsey Grammer and Matthew Morrison.

“They’re a great group, very talented, they have a great score in a book, and it’s going to transform audiences back to a simpler time that they’re just going to embrace and love,” he says.

Finding Neverland is now playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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