Personalize www.YourEastTEXAS.com

string(106) "SELECT * FROM cms_feeds WHERE url = 'girls-star-allison-williams-to-portray-peter-pan-in-nbcs-liv' LIMIT 1"

"Girls" Star Allison Williams to Portray Peter Pan in NBC's Live Musical

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:48 +0000

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Girls star Allison Williams is set to star as Peter Pan in NBC's upcoming live musical production.

The network announced Wednesday that the actress, who is also a classically trained singer, will take on the titular character in Peter Pan Live!, which NBC will air on Dec. 4.
"I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true," the daughter of NBC anchor Brian Williams said in a statement. "It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides, what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"

Williams will star opposite Christopher Walken, who is portraying Captain Hook.

Peter Pan Live! is NBC's follow-up to its hit production of The Sound of Music, which starred Carrie Underwood.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

© 2018 Tomlinson-Leis Communications L.P.