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NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » July 13th, 2014, 2:49 pm

Due to the apparent ratings success of last year's Sound of Music live broadcast, NBC will be doing another one this year. The subject this year will be Peter Pan. What I like about this is who they just cast to play Captain Hook:

Christopher Walken!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/13/peter-pan/

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Ben » July 20th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Loved this news when I heard. He'll be great, and it'll be nice to finally hear the original Broadway score for the stage Pan, which I only had on a cracked vinyl LP...!

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » July 30th, 2014, 8:59 pm

NBC announced that Allison Williams of the hit HBO comedy series Girls will be playing Peter Pan.

http://www.people.com/article/allison-williams-peter-pan-instagram?xid=rss-fullcontent

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » September 7th, 2014, 7:18 pm

Allison appeared on NBC's Today a few days ago to reveal the first publicity shot of how she will look at Peter Pan.

Courtesy of E! Online

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » September 24th, 2014, 8:58 pm

Our first awesome look at Christopher Walken as Captain Hook! 8)

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Ben » September 25th, 2014, 6:32 am

Where is Chris Walken!? Okay, so it's him but did they have to make him look so much *not* like him? Mind you, Allison Williams doesn't look like her either.

I *am* liking the design, though...it seems even though this version of the original stage musical won't adhere to the Disney film in terms of songs or alternate story, it will bear a passing resemblance visually.

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » October 18th, 2014, 8:49 pm

NBC released the "poster" for the show.

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter
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Additional cast members were also announced, including Taylor Louderman (Bring It On: The Musical) as Wendy Darling and Christian Borle (Smash, Legally Blonde: The Musical) as both Mr. Darling and Smee.

Rehearsals began this week with producer Neil Meron taking to Twitter to posting pictures.
A pic of Christopher Walken rehearsing

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dacey » October 19th, 2014, 9:43 pm

Okay, I know I can't be the only one who thinks this looks like a rejected one sheet for Hook...

Heck, it even looks like Walken has the exact same wig that Dustin Hoffman wore in that movie!
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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » November 6th, 2014, 1:43 am

NBC has announced that Minnie Driver will be joining the show, playing Adult Wendy and thereby serving as narrator.

Courtesy of People.com (has a slight spoiler regarding her appearance)

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Re: NBC's live Peter Pan

Postby Dan » November 23rd, 2014, 12:57 pm

First look footage of everyone performing in costume and on set. As expected, Walken's bits are awesome! :mrgreen: