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Peter Pan Live! (2014)

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A live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story.

Directors:

Rob Ashford, Glenn Weiss

Writers:

Irene Mecchi (teleplay), J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir J.M. Barrie)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Williams ... Peter Pan
Christian Borle ... Mr. Smee / George Darling
Kelli O'Hara ... Mrs. Darling
Taylor Louderman ... Wendy Darling
Christopher Walken ... Captain Hook
Minnie Driver ... Adult Wendy Darling / Narrator
Jake Lucas ... John Darling
John Allyn ... Michael Darling
Alanna Saunders ... Tiger Lily
Caitlin Houlahan ... Jane Darling
Jason Gotay Jason Gotay ... Tootles
Alan H. Green ... Cookson
David Guzman David Guzman ... Twin 2
Jacob Guzman Jacob Guzman ... Twin 1
F. Michael Haynie ... Slightly
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A live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan Live! See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The production team sought out Native American actors to portray the Native American characters. See more »

Goofs

Peter Pan refuses on multiple occasions to let Wendy touch him, saying that nobody has ever touched him, but has no problem giving Captain Hook a hand during a musical number midway through the show. See more »

Crazy Credits

Rehearsal footage and other behind-the-scenes footage is shown during the end credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Hook's Tango
Music by Moose Charlap
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, and the pirates
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Wanted to like this more than I did
17 March 2015 | by TumnusFallsSee all my reviews

We watched this with great expectation of a good to great show. How could it not be great? Christopher Walken as Hook. A live production! Christian Borle from SMASH. Kellie O'Hara. I was even interested in Allison Williams.

But starting from the beginning it seemed as if it just didn't quite jell. "Peter Pan" didn't quite hit the mark when he shows up. Not bad. Just a bit too rushed or nervous sounding. The kids were fine, the mom and dad were fine.

Then we get to Neverland, and "Hook" shows up. Or maybe, just walks on as if exerting energy in the part would be to go against the director's expressed wishes.

I thought from the reviews that people were being unfair to Walken, but no, they were not unfair. Unfortunately, Walken pulled the whole show down. The pirates, for example, were campy and energetic and and clearly trying to have a good time. But Walken in the middle of them all? Scene after scene just sinks. It might be that he's tired, or that he doesn't care, or that he is just horribly miscast. Whatever the reason, he was completely wrong and spoiled the production. (Even the previews of the production show him as giving way less than 100% in rehearsal--which is disastrous for any production--a professional *must* be at 100% at *every* rehearsal and production.

Other people were fine. I wasn't overly impressed with the choreography, but it was fine. The sets weren't distracting--it's a representation of a live show, and so the sets are larger than life like they would be for a Broadway show.

I liked some of the new songs they inserted (one of them was from the 1954 production, if I understand correctly), and I thought the music was great--great production values.

All in all, given anyone else as "Hook," this would have been a good-to-great production. Give a fantastic "Hook," it would have been fantastic.

But with Walken, it was just a so-so production.

Five stars. Good enough to maybe watch again with your kids or grandkids, but not something you'd watch again on your own.


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