by: Sammy Mink
Allison Williams, one of the stars of HBO’s “Girls,” has been cast as the lead in the NBC musical PETER PAN LIVE! That’s right – Williams is set to play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. The actress, and daughter of “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, is a classically trained singer and has displayed her talents on “Girls” and via online videos. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are attached to executive produce the special, which comes after NBC’s success with a similar musical special “The Sound of Music,” which starred Carrie Underwood.
So far, Williams’ roles have all been on the small screen. She plays Marnie Michaels on “Girls” and has also appeared in various episodes of “American Dreams,” “The League,” and “The Mindy Project.”