Well, the stage is set for another live musical broadcast. On NBC’s “The Making of ‘Peter Pan Live!,” we got a sneak peek into what to expect from next week’s highly-anticipated performance.
"Well, we have sword fights, flying, children, dogs and Christopher Walken. What could go wrong?," Christian Borle said.
That’s a bit of an understatement. We’re sure you’ve heard of it by now. But, in case you haven’t, actor Allison Williams — daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams — will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Hook.
"Guess what? I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell?," said Christopher Walken on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Yes, that Christopher Walken.
You can also expect new songs, including a new theme for “Hook,” lots of dancing and as much Neverland as you can handle.
Of course, Pan has some grown-up size shoes for its live event.
NBC scored big with “The Sound Of Music Live!” starring Carrie Underwood last December, which pulled in more than 21 million viewers when accounting for DVR viewership. It also scored four Emmy nods and took home award one award.
But, as Variety notes, this is a different beast altogether, because a lot of special effects are required — mainly, Pan’s gonna need a lot more than Tink’s fairy dust to take flight. The President of NBC News’ Peacock Productions — the network branch running the show — is quoted saying, “This is a little different. There’s a little twist on it. There’s a lot riding on the technology.”
So, let’s all think happy thoughts that things go according to plan.
Plus, come on, who doesn’t want to see Christopher Walken tap dancing in a pirate costume? (Video via Skint Record / 'Weapon of Choice')
Already worth it. “Peter Pan Live!” airs Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. eastern on NBC.
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