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'Peter Pan Live' Ratings Strong, But Fall from 'Sound of Music'

The new NBC tradition of airing a live musical continued for the second year with Peter Pan Live and while the ratings were strong, they fall sharply from last year’s The Sound of Music Live.

The three-hour production pulled in a 5.9 rating, down from The Sound of Music‘s 10.9 rating. That means that 5.9% of all television equipped households in the country were tuned in during the show.

“We’re very pleased with the Peter Pan ratings and it was a great night for NBC. We won every hour, which hasn’t happened on Thursday with entertainment programming since a year ago,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement (via THR). “I’m proud to be part of a company that takes chances and creates big events, and that’s exactly what we’re going to continue to do. We didn’t expect to reach the same rating as The Sound of Music since that was the first live movie event of its kind in over 50 years. But the high wire act of Peter Pan was a joy for everyone involved and I take my hat off to Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, the entire company, and our incredible directors and producers for three months of the hardest work I’ve ever seen. I love these live events and we’re already working on putting the next one together.”

You can watch every performance video from the show online now!

Watch EVERY 'Peter Pan Live' Performance Video Right Here!

Allison Williams (as Peter Pan) and Christopher Walken (as Captain Hook) led the cast of NBC’s Peter Pan Live last night and now all of the performance videos are on the network’s official YouTube channel!

The show also starred Christian Borle as Mr. Darling/Smee, Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling, and Taylor Louderman as Wendy. Minnie Driver made a special appearance as the narrator and Adult Wendy.

If you loved the production, you can purchase the CD and DVD starting on December 16. It sure will make a great holiday gift for the musical theatre loving person in your life!

Make sure to check out all the of the live tweets from celebrities watching the show last night.


Peter Pan Live! – I’m Flying (Highlight)

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Allison Williams on 'Peter Pan Live': Don't Hate Watch It!

Tonight is the night and Allison Williams will be bringing Peter Pan Live to audiences around the country on NBC’s live special!

The musical is the follow up to last year’s smash hit, The Sound of Music Live, and the cast of this year’s show knows that the audience is very likely to hate watch.

“I will say this about last year: today’s audiences like to watch things cynically,” Allison told The Daily Beast. “And I’m on a show that’s cynical in tone so I’m no stranger to that.”

“Hatewatching is a thing,” she added. “It’s a whole way of watching something, and it’s not an audience that’s natural to a non-cynical performance. Peter Pan, you cannot watch cynically. If you do, you’re going to hate it, no question. It falls apart instantly.”

Also starring in the show will be Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling, and Christian Borle as Mr. Darling/Smee.

Watch the full behind the scenes special below and click through the gallery for every still!

“Peter Pan Live” Making Of Special

50+ pictures inside of Allison Williams and the cast of Peter Pan LiveMore Here! »

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Christian Borle Cast in TWO Roles for NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'!

Christian Borle will be playing not one, but TWO roles in the upcoming Peter Pan Live production airing on NBC this holiday season.

The 40-year-old actor will be taking on the roles of Mr. Darling (the father of Wendy and boys) and Smee (Captain Hook’s assistant).

In the original Broadway production of the musical, the actor who played Mr. Darling also played Captain Hook, according to Deadline.

The role of Captain Hook in this version will be played by Christopher Walken while Girls actress Allison Williams will be playing Peter Pan.

You may recognize Christian from his work in NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music and his role on Smash. He is definitely familiar with the world of Peter Pan after starring in (and winning a Tony Award) the Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher.

Meryl Streep Supports Emma Thompson at 'Sweeney Todd' Philharmonic Gala!

Meryl Streep steps out to support her pal Emma Thompson at the 2014 The New York Philharmonic Spring Gala’s performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street held at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (March 5) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event was Meryl‘s husband Don Gummer, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and cast members Audra McDonald and Christian Borle.

The concert performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical runs through this Saturday.

Meryl is no stranger to Stephen‘s work – she’s starring as The Witch in the movie adaptation of his musical Into the Woods!

FYI: Emma is wearing Alexander McQueen with Jimmy Choo boots.

15+ pictures inside of Meryl Streep and more at the gala… More Here! »

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'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

The Sound of Music Live airing last night (December 5) delivered amazing ratings for the NBC network, resulting in NBC’s best Thursday night in four years, excluding sports airings.

The live musical version of the hit musical The Sound of Music brought in 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49. This rating was the best adult demo since the ER finale in 2009 and the best Thursday night viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004, according to EW.

The Sound of Music Live starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti.

In case you missed it, check out all the performances here.

DID YOU WATCH the Sound of Music Live??

'Sound of Music Live' - Watch All Performance Videos HERE!

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer brought The Sound of Music Live into the homes of millions of people tonight (December 5) and now you can watch all of the performance videos right here!

The show, which also starred Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti, aired live as a three-hour special on NBC.

LISTEN: Full soundtrack for The Sound of Music Live!

After you have watched the special, make sure to chime in with your favorite moments from the show and also vote in our poll below.

One of our favorite moments was definitely Audra‘s emotional “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”!

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