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Peter Pan Live! on NBC 12/04/14


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#1 of 92 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted July 13 2014 - 09:33 AM

After last year's huge ratings success for Sound of Music Live!, NBC is staging a live production of Peter Pan this December, much like the network did with Mary Martin in 1955, 1956, 1963, 1966 and 1973.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the live musical. No word as to whether Walken will also be playing Mr. Darling as in most stage productions of the musical.

The network has not yet found its Peter Pan, but NBC has confirmed that the title role will be played by an adult female rather than an adolescent male. Kristin Bell was in early talks, but her shooting schedule for Showtime's "House of Lies" meant that she just wouldn't be available.
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Posted July 13 2014 - 11:36 AM

They've got Christopher Walken, why not go all the way and have John Travolta do Peter Pan. Who says it needs to be a blond, petite woman. Might take a few more cables to lift him, but could be fun. Edna Turnblad/Peter Pan, close enough.  :)


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#3 of 92 ONLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 13 2014 - 12:39 PM

I am very disappointed by the decision not to cast Peter with a young man. They'd really be doing something different there and make this new version very distinct from the ones with Mary Martin and Cathy Rigby.

 

Walken spent his early career doing theater (including musicals) and we saw him dance in Pennies from Heaven, so he could make an entertaining Captain Hook (and I'd be shocked if he doesn't play Mr. Darling, too).



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Posted July 13 2014 - 01:05 PM

Radcliffe is small enough for this. He did Equus.

 

HHmmm, matter of fact...

 

http://www.zap2it.co...fillion-2014-01



#5 of 92 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted July 13 2014 - 01:15 PM

Walken is a great choice. There are a lot of fine actors with musical experience that goes to waste these days on TV and film.

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Posted July 13 2014 - 03:24 PM

Radcliffe is small enough for this. He did Equus.

 

HHmmm, matter of fact...

 

http://www.zap2it.co...fillion-2014-01

 

Radcliffe has the stage chops, having done not just Equus but he also did another UK play base, and so I know he's got the skillset.

 

He'd be an ideal pick in my book


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Posted July 13 2014 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, my hope is it isn't Taylor Swift.

Hopefully she has a tour during rehearsals.

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Posted July 13 2014 - 03:37 PM

I'd love to see Taylor Swift in a remake of Grease.


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#9 of 92 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 13 2014 - 03:52 PM

I'd love to see Taylor Swift in a remake of Grease.

Nah...

Ke$ha

She is great on that singing show(Rising Star??).

Her comments during the show with the triplets (they were godawful).

"Just wanna see them with their shirts off...and check something off my bucket list."

#10 of 92 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted July 13 2014 - 05:21 PM

I am very disappointed by the decision not to cast Peter with a young man. They'd really be doing something different there and make this new version very distinct from the ones with Mary Martin and Cathy Rigby.

I just hope whoever they cast is an actress who can sing, and not a singer that can her hit marks. I really enjoyed Carrie Underwood's musical performances in the live Sound of Music, but she was a huge drag on the production the rest of the time.
 

Radcliffe has the stage chops, having done not just Equus but he also did another UK play base, and so I know he's got the skillset.

He can act, but can he sing?

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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:14 PM

Nah...

Ke$ha

She is great on that singing show(Rising Star??).

Her comments during the show with the triplets (they were godawful).

"Just wanna see them with their shirts off...and check something off my bucket list."

 

Schan,

Which person made the comments you quoted above?



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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:32 PM

Schan,

Which person made the comments you quoted above?


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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:37 PM

 
He can act, but can he sing?

 

He opened the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying a couple of years ago (the one that Darren Criss was his replacement after six months).

 

I'll bet YouTube has his "Brotherhood of Man" number from that year's Tony Awards. He's IMPRESSIVE.


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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:03 PM

He's a great  performer, but he's a young man who has to shave two times a day.  



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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:08 PM

Walken as Captain Hook makes this must viewing.



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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:21 PM

Wouldn't they have to transpose the entire score if a boy was cast as Peter?  



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Posted July 14 2014 - 04:28 AM

Wouldn't they have to transpose the entire score if a boy was cast as Peter?  

It depends on the boy's voice, but that wouldn't be a problem. It's done all the time to accommodate stars going into shows.



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Posted July 14 2014 - 06:05 AM

I'll watch anything with Christopher Walken in it.

 

I've been a big fan of his since I saw him and Jeff Goldblum in small parts in Next Stop Greenwich Village.



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Posted July 15 2014 - 04:34 AM

Radcliffe was game but he was not a natural song and dance man. The effort showed.
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Posted July 15 2014 - 09:40 AM

I am very disappointed by the decision not to cast Peter with a young man. They'd really be doing something different there and make this new version very distinct from the ones with Mary Martin and Cathy Rigby.

 

Me too. Peter is a boy, and there are plenty of young male actors that can play younger than their actual age. I'm sure a few can sing and dance, too.


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