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Old 07-31-14, 06:26 AM
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Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - 12/4/14 - Starring Allison Williams

If anybody wanted to see Alison Williams play Peter Pan your dream has come true



“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman at NBC Entertainment. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls — where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent — and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”

"Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families."

She joins Christopher Walken, who was previously cast as Captain Hook.

“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” said Williams. "It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides,” added Williams, "what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"

The news comes months after NBC named Peter Pan as its next live production, following a successful go at bringing The Sound of Music to the small screen with an impressive 18.6 million viewers tuning in to its premiere telecast last December.



In a chat with THR in December, Greenblatt was hopeful that they would be able to produce the next live production more "more efficiently" than Sound of Music, which took 18 months to produce.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...c-peter-675942

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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - Starring Allison Williams

Good to see her playing the same character her father played on the big screen. Her father is Robin Williams, right?
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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - Starring Allison Williams

Here's her father reporting news of her casting.

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"Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of 3, and they look forward to seeing her fly."
http://www.eonline.com/news/564916/a...ical-watch-now

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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - Starring Allison Williams

"live theatrical telecast"? So you have to go to a theater to see it, like with the boxing matches in the early 70's?
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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - Starring Allison Williams

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"live theatrical telecast"? So you have to go to a theater to see it, like with the boxing matches in the early 70's?
They are producing this the same way like they did with The Sound of Music last year. It's a live multi-cam studio telecast. But, Sound of Music had no studio audience though, which I assume will probably be the case here.

If you've never heard Allison sing, her character on Girls (Marnie) did a fake music video in one of last season's episodes.

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They are producing this the same way like they did with The Sound of Music last year. It's a live multi-cam studio telecast. But, Sound of Music had no studio audience though, which I assume will probably be the case here.
I hope they have a studio audience. I wanted to like the Sound of Music last year, and I saw a lot of people comparing it (unfavorably) to the Julie Andrews movie version. I think a live audience would have helped define the needed separation between movie and play.

If I see a play, I'm just expecting to hear the audience applause after each musical act. Without that, it just felt odd.
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Also, it's cool to see Brian Williams get to play proud papa on TV, but is that really "newsworthy?" It's not a huge deal to me, in that it took about 30 seconds of airtime, but should NBC News be about promoting NBC entertainment programming?
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NBC news is entertainment programming.
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Guess we won't be seeing Peter Pan's boobs in this one.
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At least Brian did not say directly she was his daughter.


He is still the best anchorman on Network TV as CBS and ABC change anchors every year since they can't keep up with the ratings of NBC Nightly News.
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Don't like the biking shorts at all for this character.
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Where is Oldboy in this thread? He's the biggest Alison Williams fan.
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This airs tonight, 12/4/14.
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Looking forward to this.
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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - 12/4/14 - Starring Allison Williams

I want to poke stuff of mine into stuff of hers and wiggle it around until we're both happy.
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I want to poke stuff of mine into stuff of hers and wiggle it around until we're both happy.
While dressed as Peter Pan?
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Interview with the producers: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ebook_20141204
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I'll actually check it out. I'm still surprised this wasn't shown last week to recapture the ratings-blast they had with Sound/Music.
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Gonna pass...
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Okay, I used to think Allison Williams was hot, until I saw this pic,

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and it's disturbing because in that pic, she looks a lot like a dude that I know.
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I'm hoping for a Christine Chubbuck moment tonight. DVR set!
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and it's disturbing because in that pic, she looks a lot like a dude that I know.
you know Brian Williams?
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Re: Peter Pan - Live! (NBC) - 12/4/14 - Starring Allison Williams

I don't know if it was just because he was in rehearsals or what but all of the small promo snippets I've seen for this has Christopher Walken looking like he's completely disinterested in doing this. I'm curious to see if his apparent lack of enthusiasm carries over to the live broadcast.

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