People writes that Allison Williams, set to lead NBC's PETER PAN LIVE this winter, is one step -- or swoop, maybe? -- closer to Neverland, as the actress just began flight training for the production. Watch her soar in the video below (more...)
Recently announced headliner of NBC's hotly anticipated live telecast of the cherished Golden Age musical PETER PAN, titled PETER PAN LIVE, Allison Williams utilized social media to share a behind the scenes glimpse of herself working on her music in the recording studio. (more...)
Deadline writes that stage and screen star Christian Borle is in final talks to join NBC's PETER PAN LIVE as 'Smee' and 'Mr. Darling'. Borle will return for the network special from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on December 4, following his role as 'Max' in last year's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE. (more...)
It seems that Jesse Tyler Ferguson hopes to be a movie musical star in the near future. The Broadway vet and Modern Family star recently posted a video of his PETER PAN, LIVE! audition, via Instagram. (more...)
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Off-Broadway is heating up today with BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' kicking off performances, plus AVENUE Q's interactive 11th Anniversary celebration, and stars are popping up around the country with Chita Rivera in Williamstown's THE VISIT, Taylor Louderman in The Muny's GREASE and more! (more...)
Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)
With several months until the broadcast there is still plenty of time to prepare for Williams' upcoming appearance in the special and BroadwayWorld wants you to get a chance to know the star. Below, we bring you a collection of videos of Williams in action! How do you think she'll do in the role? (more...)
Landing a role in an Oscar-nominated film is a difficult feat for any aspiring actor or actress, but some coaching and insider tips from top casting directors Ellen Chenoweth and Lora Kennedy might help make it easier. Both women, who have casted Oscar winning or Oscar-nominated actors, have donated exclusive meetings with the lucky winners in the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 8th Annual Spring Auction. The auction includes more than 100 of the world's most recognizable figures spanning business, entertainment, sports, and politics and is open to bidders internationally through May 13 at www.rfkauction.com. (more...)
Looking much like an opening night, numerous boldfaced names were in attendance last week at a workshop for FINDING NEVERLAND, directed by Diane Paulas and starring Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly. It'll premiere at begins performances in July 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University.
Featuring new songs by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, NEVERLAND previously held a workshop on August 26th, featuring Kelly, Jason Alexander, Brian d'Arcy James and Kathleen Chalfant. The new musical FINDING NEVERLAND premiered in Leicester on September 22., led by Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig.
Adapted from the much-loved Oscar-winning Miramax film, FINDING NEVERLAND, this exquisite new production was brought to the Leicester stage by celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winner Harvey Weinstein, with direction and choreography by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at Donmar Warehouse), a book by Allan Knee (Little Women on Broadway), and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees Scott Frankel and Michael Korie.
Escape to a wonderful world of enchantment with this musical tale of the life of playwright J.M. Barrie, and the inspiration behind his classic book, The Adventures of Peter Pan. With his last play a failure, James Barrie is crippled by writer's block and success seems like a far-away land. But then a chance encounter with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her four young sons sends his heart and imagination soaring, and their friendship gives birth to a magical tale that will live forever. (more...)