On the Long Island set of Peter Pan, construction is still underway on Captain Hook’s ship. The production’s dog trainer is practicing in the Darling children’s bedroom with the gray mix-breed playing Nana — as well as with the dog’s stand-in, there for insurance purposes. Christopher Walken, who’s still working out what will be the right wig for his role as Captain Hook, hasn’t even been called to the set yet. And dancers in T-shirts are lifting a petite brunette starlet in braids, black workout gear, and a pair of boys’ brown boots onto their shoulders as she performs a song that’s been vetted to ensure it’s less offensive than it was in 1954, when it was first performed. After the dancers are dismissed, our starlet is going to spend an hour practicing flying on wires.
NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, starring Girls actress Allison Williams as the titular nymph and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, represents the glimmering of what may become an annual franchise — like the Oscars or Super Bowl, but featuring Broadway-trained dancers instead of Jennifer Lawrence or Eli Man...
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