Peter Pan Live – Allison Williams, Christopher Walken Photo! Plus Casting News

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Producer, Neil Meron, tweeted this new still of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken as Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Peter Pan Live! will be broadcast live on NBC Thursday, December 4.

In the meantime, there’s new casting news!

Taylor Louderman will portray Wendy Darling, one of the three Darling children and the daughter of George and Mary Darling. Louderman had a lead role on Broadway for Bring It On: The Musical and was cast in touring productions of Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Aida.

Alanna Saunders will portray Tiger Lily, the Native American who rules her “islanders” on Neverland and is captured by Captain Hook, only to be rescued by Peter Pan. She returns the favor by joining forces with Peter, Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys to thwart the dastardly plan of the Captain. Saunders’ stage credits include Gypsy, with Leslie Uggams, and A Chorus Line.

Saunders is descended from members of the Cherokee Nation, which should go a long way in alleviating the dated racial stereotyping in the original production.

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6 Comments

  1. Oh, good. They cast someone with Native American blood as Tiger Lily. I don’t like it when they cast white people in minority roles. That being said, I’ve been looking forward to this production for a while. I hope it goes as well as “The Sound of Music” did last year.

  2. It looks like they are casting a lot of performers with a Broadway background, and definitely those with acting experience. Obviously, Christopher Walken can act, but he is over 70, so it’ll be interesting to see how his voice holds up singing and how nimble he is these days.

  3. Not that I disagree with your point but this is the play that cast a girl to play a boy

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