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Faces & Names: Allison Williams to play Peter Pan for NBC musical

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Allison Williams will take to the air as Peter Pan for NBC.

The “Girls” star, and daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams, has been cast as the iconic forever-boy hero in “Peter Pan Live!,” on a  Dec. 4 live telecast. Christopher Walken previously was announced as the production’s Captain Hook.

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“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about 3 years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams said. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides, what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?”

Williams, a classically trained singer, has recorded songs for the “Girls” soundtrack. She also has appeared on sitcoms “The Mindy Project” and “The League.”

NBC aired the Mary Martin-starring Broadway production of “Peter Pan” on live TV in 1955.

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