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Peter Pan - LIVE! With Kathryn Terza

Just two weeks ago, on December 4th, the world was treated to a new televised version of Peter Pan – LIVE! Frankly, Peter Pan was never one of my favorite musicals but I can’t help but smile knowing how many people tuned in to see a Broadway musical on their own TV set. According to official reports, 9.21 million people tuned in to see Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. On top of that 475,000 tweets were posted and seen by 106.9 million people. It’s crazy to think that in an average year about 12 million people take in a Broadway show. And yet, with Peter Pan LIVE! over 9 million people saw it IN ONE NIGHT... That’s a lot of talk about Broadway!!

As with the Sound of Music LIVE! starring Carrie Underwood last year there was a lot of “twitter-hating”. Viewers had very strong opinions about this beloved musical and weren’t afraid to take to social media to make those feelings known. Safely concealed by the anonymity of a computer, many comments and tweets were quite scathing. Having seen the fallout and reactions from The Sound of Music LIVE! last year many of the cast members, including Peter Pan herself, made sure to address the “twitter-hating” prior to the telecast.

Naturally there are going to be challenges along the way in pulling off such a large production. 46 cast members, over 350 crew members, dogs, children, and flying amount to a lot of possibilities for catastrophes, especially given the live nature