PETER PAN Image: Allison Williams No Longer One of the GIRLS

     September 3, 2014


While I sort of love the show Girls, it’s interesting to see which character I am alternately sympathetic to and then repelled by on a weekly basis.  Perhaps it’s a testament to that show’s humanity that it can portray its central characters behaving so atrociously towards each other but still keep us invested because we identify with it on some level.  And Allison Williams’ Marnie can make us cringe with the best of them.

That sense of duality will likely not be in play on NBC’s upcoming staging of Peter Pan, though this take does continue a long held (if intermittent) stage tradition of having a female play the lead.  The special airs on December 4th and also stars Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.  Christian Borle will play the role of Smee as well as the role of Mr. Darling.  Hit the jump for a better look at Allison Williams as Peter Pan.

Image via NBC.



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  • Manuel Orozco

    Still don’t know if I’ll see it despite i did enjoy the Sound of Music Live last year. I think some more casting should boost my interest. Too bad Audra Mcdonald is still Billie Holiday on Broadway NBC may not be able to bring her back. Her rendition of Climb Ev’ry Mountain was a big highlight that night.

  • gar216

    Well, we already have a black Johnny Storm. How bad could this be.

    • TheMattedScreen

      You are aware that there has been a LONG history of women playing Peter Pan right?

      • gar216

        Yep…it was a joke.

      • TheMattedScreen

        good! just making sure – The number of people I’ve met who honestly didn’t know that scares me.

  • adam

    Hey, a Peter Pan that you can get pregnant. I wouldn’t kick her, oh I mean, Peter Pan out of bed. ;) I don’t know who she is, but she is a hot girl.

  • TheMattedScreen

    Never noticed before but Allison Williams looks like Greg Sestero

  • Pierre Fuego

    Should I feel weird about wanting to fuck a boy that never gets old?

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  • tarek

    Looks like an androgynous Peter Pan.

    • Lex Walker

      Peter Pat

    • Vulcan

      Well Peter Pan is always played by a female in the musical, so most of them do look androgynous.

  • alk

    haha this is gonna be horrendous. Might’ve been ok with a good singer, but Allison Williams is ANYTHING but a good singer. Seeing her tackle this is going to be one massive disaster, albeit entertaining at least. Also what’s with the “womanly” touches on the costume? I thought she was a woman playing a boy…not a woman playing a boy like a girl….

  • Masshuuil

    so, Peter Pan really IS a dyke!

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