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NBC's second live musical event, Peter Pan Live! aired Thursday, Dec. 4. The three hour musical production starred Girls actress Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as the villainous Captain Hook. Here's a look at some of the best, worst and most Walken-tastic moments from the show.
Nana - Hands down, the dog is the breakout star from the beginning of the production. Not only did Nana not miss a cue (unlike some of the human performers) but she's also just super adorable.
News: Your Handy Drinking Guide For Watching Peter Pan Live!
Mrs. Darling's First Song – Broadway veteran Kelli O'Hara, who played Wendy's mother, shined with her performance of "Tender Shepherd" -- one of the production's early standout numbers.
The Sets - You can criticize some of the performances, some of the special effects, some of the musical numbers and some of the costuming choices, but the sets »
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- Alexa Tietjen
Allison Williams says she does not want you to hate-watch Peter Pan Live!.
Instead of doing that, she recommends you "just go ahead and take those lenses out of your glasses and put in the lenses that you had when you were six." Well, we don't know where those lenses are but we do have some drunk goggles — and we've created this handy drinking to help!
So grab your friends, curl up with your favorite adult beverage, and meet us on the second star to the right tonight at 8 p.m. because we'll be drinking straight on till mornin.
Watch: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Peter Pan Live!
Take a Sip Every Time...
- Someone breaks into song.
- You criticize Allison Williams' British accent.
- Someone flies for the first time. (Or just flies at all!)
- You can't stop starring at Wendy's enormous bangs.
Take Two Sips Every Time…
- You see »
Allison Williams will probably make a great lead in Peter Pan Live! this week, but wouldn't Jane Krakowski have been so much better? She definitely thinks so. The former 30 Rock star dons a full Peter Pan getup in her "leaked" audition tape for the role. She's totally down with giving the character her own spin, like maybe an addiction to pixie dust? And what if Peter hooked up with Wendy . . . would that make him straight or a lesbian? Because Jane is "cool with whatever." This is funny and really makes me want to binge-watch old 30 Rock on Netflix. Leaked 'Peter Pan Live!' Audition Tape with Jane Krakowski from Jane Krakowski »
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- Taylor Ferber
Jane Krakowski may not be a part of NBC's upcoming broadcast of Peter Pan Live! but her "leaked" audition is a must-see.
Although it's a Funny or Die spoof, the 30 Rock star's audition for the role of Peter Pan is making us wish she was actually in the cast.
News: First Look at Allison Williams as 'Peter Pan'
The 46-year-old actress is no stranger to theater -- she won a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Nine – and makes sure you know it by showing off her trophy. "I'll just set my Tony here," she says.
Her audition includes quite a performance as she does the splits, a British accent, and plays dead in order to get applause in just a few of the laugh out loud moments.
And going beyond the laughs, Krakowski proves she can definitely sing!
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It’s almost time. On December 4, NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” takes flight. If it does half as well as last year’s “The Sound of Music,” it’s pretty much a lock to become a yearly holiday tradition. While Allison Williams scored the titular role as Peter — following in the footsteps of Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, and others — plenty of Hollywood actresses auditioned for the part. But none brought the gritty realness like Jane Krakowski. Only she could see through the facade to what life is really like for a boy who won’t grow up, perhaps due to his addiction to “pixie dust.” Leaked 'Peter Pan Live!' Audition Tape with Jane Krakowski from Jane Krakowski »
- Donna Dickens
Ladies and Gentlemen: Please direct your attention to this "leaked" Peter Pan Live! audition tape from none other than 30 Rock's Jenna Maroney Jane Krakowski. Thanks to the people at Funny or Die, we know what a Krakowski-fronted Peter Pan Live! would be like and we ain't mad at it. A Peter Pan addicted to pixie dust? Sold. A Peter Pan with a jarring Cockney accent? Sold. A Peter Pan with a confused sexual identity? Sold. This video is everything and a friendly reminder that Krakowski can sing. Allison Williams got the lead role opposite Christopher Walken in the live musical event, but now we want to see the Krakowski version. She has a Tony after all! And while we're on the subject of awards: Can »
Well, we can at least imagine it now, thanks to this "leaked" audition tape via Funny or Die. Jenna Maroney, er, Krakowski puts in her all (including her Tony, thankyouverymuch). She tries out a Cockney accent; performs a split; attempts to fly (but the chair is a tad bit high); and plays Peter as a pixie-dust addict.
It's pretty hilarious, and makes us miss "30 Rock" ever so much. The real "Peter Pan Live!," starring Williams and Christopher Walken, airs Thursday, Dec. 4. Meanwhile, we can get our next Krakowski fix in "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this spring on Netflix.
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- Kelly Woo
NBC originally snagged the comedy, about a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York, following a bidding war involving multiple major networks. However, the show, which Fey co-exec produces with her former 30 Rock partner Robert Carlock, was left off the network’s fall slate and never received a time slot, despite having been ordered straight to series.
“When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series. While it was originally developed for NBC, we have a »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Kimmy," starring "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper as a woman who escapes a cult and strikes out on her own for the first time, had been in development for some time at NBC, but was held -- and eventually scrapped -- due to its offbeat, difficult-to-categorize tone. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt acknowledged the mismatch between "Kimmy" and NBC's current slate of programming in a statement.
"When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series," Greenblatt said. "While it was originally developed for NBC, we have a very drama-heavy mid-season schedule »
- Katie Roberts
While it initially drew a large audience as a DVD rental and streaming service for programming created by others, over the past few years, Netflix has made numerous forays into original content. This has taken the form of both brand new shows, such as Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman, as well as revivals of shows cancelled by other channels, such as Arrested Development and The Killing. Now the streaming service has added two more shows to its ever-growing roster.
The first one is Longmire, previously seen on A&E. The show about a Wyoming sheriff ran for three seasons on the channel before being cancelled earlier this year. However, Netflix has now picked up the show for a fourth season. The series, based on Craig Johnson’s books, stars Robert Taylor as the titular Longmire, with Katee Sakhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Cassidy Freeman amongst the supporting cast. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
In addition to developing its own incredibly successful original series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, Netflix has also made a habit of either reviving long-dead shows (Arrested Development) or acquiring final seasons of soon-to-be-canceled/recently canceled series (Longmire, The Killing). Now the network is adding a different kind of resurrection to its repertoire, as it has rescued a pilot from a major network. NBC has been developing the comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for some time, and it’s been of interest because it was the first show that 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock developed after the end of that excellent series. A pilot was shot and it was ordered straight-to-series, but NBC had yet to put it on either its fall or midseason schedule for this year, leading many (including myself) to wonder what had happened. Well now it turns out »
- Adam Chitwood
Now, the show won't air on NBC at all but Netflix has picked up the series and renewed it for a second season of 13 episodes as well. It will debut in March.
The series revolves around a Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), a woman who's escaped from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. The rest of the cast includes Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Carol Kane.
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt (who also oversees Universal Television), said, "When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this »
Tina Fey's first TV comedy since 30 Rock is heading to Netflix. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and starts a new life in New York, will debut on Netflix in March. The comedy was originally developed and ordered by NBC for its midseason lineup before Fey and fellow 30 Rock scribe Robert Carlock realized it was a better fit for the home of House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. "When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is breaking free of NBC.
The series — which Netflix picked up for two seasons — centers on a woman (played by The Office‘s Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski) and a new roommate (30 Rock‘s Tituss Burgess).
Netflix will debut the show exclusively in March »
Tiny Fey Honors Jan Hooks
Fey, who went on to write and star in the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock, jumped at the chance to include SNL great Hooks into the show. She figured she’d be perfect to play the part of Jane Krakowski’s mother, and was surprised to find out that Hooks was available to take it on.
“When we were doing 30 Rock and we needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother and I thought, 'My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?' Because she's an idol of mine, from the Sweeney Sisters to the Miss Self Esteem Pageant. Just the funniest woman ever,” Fey said. “And I was like, »
Tina Fey throws some serious shade.
Leave it to Tina Fey to always tell it like it is.
Fey used her stage time at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night to pay tribute to the late Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks, who passed away on Oct. 9 at age 57, and took a surprising dig at Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider in the process.
Fey cast Hooks to play Jane Krakowski's mother on 30 Rock, and said that the comedian was underappreciated in Hollywood.
"We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?" Fey said, via Vanity Fair. "And the answer was like, 'Yeah, you can get her.' She was living in Woodstock. And the phone was not ringing."
"It made me sad when she passed, and it »
In a new red carpet interview, Golden Globes host Tina Fey honors the late "Saturday Night Live" star Jan Hooks, who died at age 57 this month. Fey cast Hooks as the mother of Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) a few years ago. She says, "Jan was so funny and the crew was so mesmerized. It made me sad when she passed and it made me mad at the time that how available she was. Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career, certainly as big as Rob Schneider. E! Online -Break- ABC is bringing back the retired Barbara Walters to host her annual special about the "most fascinating people" of the year. The 2014 edition will air on December 14 featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, and several others not yet revealed. Last year's special featured former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the top overall choice. »
StreamFix is your one-stop shop for the web's best streams. Here's the best of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle this week. Netflix "Galaxy Quest" It's strange that we choose to watch other movies when we can just watch "Galaxy Quest" again and again. The awesome movie puts washed-up TV actors from a cult sci-fi hit (played by Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, and Alan Rickman) into a real-life space adventure. Perfect chemistry for such an offbeat cast. I'd say, "Sigourney Weaver has never been more bad-ass!" but she achieves such heights in pretty much every movie, doesn't she? "Alfie" I'm not much for remakes of Michael Caine's best work (Remember the abysmal "Sleuth" revamp?), but Jude Law actually succeeds here by recreating the debonair man at the heart of the 1966 classic. Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, and Jane Krakowski all pay his conquests here. Oh, Alfie. What's it all about? »
- Louis Virtel
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