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July 30th, 2014
Girls star Allison Williams has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC’s live musical performance airing on December 4. She will be starring alongside Christopher Walken who has been cast as Captain “effin” Hook. Both of these things are amazing.
In case this sounds crazy to you, it actually isn’t uncommon for a woman to play the role of Peter Pan in the musical. When it was first announced that they would be doing this musical for TV I actually thought they might cast Miley. Mostly because of her hair.
Allison’s love of singing has become a major plot point for her character Marnie on Girls. In season 3, Marnie released this music video. It is a totally cringe-watch, on purpose, despite her noticeably beautiful voice.
She also first came on the world’s radar after she posted this video of her doing a mash-up of Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy and the Mad Men theme song.
NBC did a live performance of Sound of Music last year starring Carrie Underwood and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer. Although it got mixed reviews (I actually really liked it) it was a ratings score.
I have a lot of faith in Allison as Pan, just as long as she doesn’t take inspiration from her fictional Girls friend Hannah Horvath and give herself the haircut.