Playbill Poll: Who Should Play Peter Pan in NBC's December Broadcast of the Broadway Musical? Readers Respond
26 Jan 2014
With the live television version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music getting over 19-million viewers, there was no doubt that NBC would continue the tradition of producing another live-television musical. After NBC announced that in December 2014 it would broadcast a live-television version of the Broadway musical Peter Pan, we wondered: what actor or actress could soar (literally!) to success in the title role of this classic musical? Our Readers respond.
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter to see who they would like to play the role that was orginated by Mary Martin in 1954.
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