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musicaljen
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joined:11/27/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 06:43pm
I know another post about this exists, however after a desperate search I was not able to find it.
With five months to go from tomorrow I was hoping we will get a cast announcement, at
least for the title role. Honestly I have a feeling Andy Mientus will be Peter Pan.
What does anyone else think? Really looking forward as I loved the sound of music last year.
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Mr. Nowack
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joined:2/2/14
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 07:01pm
At this rate, it really does seem like they're going to reveal it on the night of the broadcast as Peter makes his entrance.
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Skip2
Featured Actor
joined:12/17/04
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 07:03pm
Isn't Julianne Hough the front runner?
rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 08:12pm
"Isn't Julianne Hough the front runner?"

ahahahhaha really????
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FishermanBob
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joined:7/9/12
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 09:08pm
Why would they possibly want to announce it now? This is a TV show, not a Broadway show where they need to put tickets on sale and sell seats many months in advance. Do you plan your TV viewing 5 months in advance? 1-2 months before max is my guess. Maybe not even that. Too soon and people get excited about it and then forget about it.
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Gorlois
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joined:5/18/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 09:18pm
Well, they did announce Carrie Underwood as Maria more than a year before the broadcast...
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Mr. Nowack
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Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:00pm
Why would they possibly want to announce it now?

The angle they took with Carrie Underwood was to build up momentum by announcing her way in advance and blazing a trail of promotion for months in advance in anticipation of the actual broadcast. I had assumed they would do the same thing this time, but it seems that they have no interest in doing that this time. I wonder what angle they will take this time around?
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jbroadway4
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joined:1/2/14
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:23pm
I'm also surprised they haven't announced anything yet.

There also haven't been any casting notices up for this either. Seems kind of strange :/
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musicaljen
Understudy
joined:11/27/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:30pm
This time last year, they had already released Carrie's photograph in costume. The Sound of Music was well marketed.
I just have a feeling that since Andy Mientus was a regular in Smash, doing well
in his first Broadway debut and really looks the role.... he might be considered.
Who knows, maybe we will have to wait till Peter flies into the nursery?
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:38pm
^^ He isn't a really famous name. Julianne Hough would make a lot more sense, although I have no idea if she can sing or not.
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musicaljen
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Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:02pm
Yes but Julianne Hough is a woman, didn't Robert Greenblatt said they're going to cast
a male actor for the lead?
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Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:04pm
Zero percent chance it is Mientus
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Sutton Ross
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Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:05pm
^ Couldn't agree more. It makes zero sense.
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ILOHTFAHA (Aida Man)
Leading Actor
joined:7/20/09
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:09pm
Well if I is going to be a male actor I have two suggestions....

For a big name draw James Maslow but for B'way experience Santino Fontana
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:27pm
"didn't Robert Greenblatt said they're going to cast
a male actor for the lead?"

Where did you hear that?
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Michael Bennett
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joined:3/16/05
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/2/14 at 11:29pm
A huge part of the long lead marketing strategy of THE SOUND OF MUSIC was that it was an 'unprecedented live event' -- as a follow up, NBC will have to come up with a different angle to sell PETER PAN. There would be audience fatigue if they were doing the same kind of publicity push for it this far out.

I would say its pretty likely that NBC has honed in on a star and that they will announce it at a carefully selected time.

The notion that NBC wanted a male actor stemmed from nothing more than a very off hand comment by Greenblatt when the project was first announced. He alluded to the idea that that they 'might' consider going after a male star, but it was a very vague statement and I'm sure not something you can hold the network to.




Updated On: 7/2/14 at 11:29 PM
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 12:18am
Daniel Huttlestone would be perfect.
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musicaljen
Understudy
joined:11/27/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 11:49am
Here is an article saying that Greenblatt stated the role will likely go to a male
actor.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/peter-pan-set-as-nbcs-672297

The executive noted that the central role of Peter -- traditionally played by a woman -- would likely go to a male actor.

I really do hope that they won't cast a mid-twenties guy to play a 13 year old.
Sorry but actors mentioned makes no sense.
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Tag
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joined:11/19/05
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 12:15pm
For those that care: Foy will be doing the flying.
Flying By Foy
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Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 12:46pm
Umm...Mientus makes the least sense of all of them, yet you named him anyway.

"I really do hope that they won't cast a mid-twenties guy to play a 13 year old. "

So you recommend a 27 year old?

You clearly don't know this version if you think they are casting a 13 year old.
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Showface
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joined:6/25/14
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:07pm
Whoever they cast as Peter Pan will end uo being a really big name, so Mientus is definitely a no.
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:15pm
Not necessarily. As others here have suggested, Pan could be a nobody and they could cast Hook as the named star. Lets face it, there aren't too many 12year olds that are big names.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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musicaljen
Understudy
joined:11/27/13
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:34pm
Big names could be cast for Hook and other supporting actors like Smee. I do think that casting Peter is going to be challenging for there aren't a lot of Big names
who are teenagers.
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musicaljen
Understudy
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Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:52pm
On the other hand I still can't understand why some think that Meintus is a no. He was a regular on Smash which was done by same producers, and really doing well in Les Miserables. True he's 27, but he looks younger and truth be told really looks the part.
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CurtainPullDowner
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joined:11/4/04
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 02:01pm
I say shave Radcliffe and fly him!
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juice23
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joined:5/6/04
Peter Pan Live
Posted: 7/3/14 at 02:08pm
Would NBC poach one of the teen disney stars, or ware they exclusive to ABC? I could see them getting that little blonde from Austin and Ally if they were looking for teens with a fan base (albeit young fan base)

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