The Verdict: Read Reviews of Peter Pan Live! on NBC

The Verdict   The Verdict: Read Reviews of Peter Pan Live! on NBC
Reviews are rolling in for NBC's Dec. 4 broadcast of Peter Pan Live!, starring "Girls" actress Allison Williams in the title role and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
"Peter Pan Live!" star Allison Williams
"Peter Pan Live!" star Allison Williams Photo by Nino Munoz/NBC

Based on the J.M. Barrie play, Peter Pan has music by Morris Charlap and Jule Styne, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It features such songs as "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land."

Peter Pan Live! also features new songs, penned by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green, the daughter of one of Peter Pan's original lyricists, Adolph Green.

Read's live chat from the night, recapping the best tweets, insider scoop, reader polls and more.

Critics have begun filing their reviews and will continue to update as they come in.

Associated Press The A.V. Club

Boston Globe 

The Daily Beast


Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

LA Times 


New York Daily News

New York Observer

New York Times

People Magazine


USA Today


The Washington Post 


The cast of Peter Pan Live! also includes five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (The Bridges of Madison County) as Mrs. Darling, Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Mr. Darling and Smee, Taylor Louderman (Bring It On) as Wendy and Alanna Saunders (Gypsy) as Tiger Lily. Minnie Driver will narrate and play adult Wendy.


The Lost Boys are played by Ryan Steele (Curly), Jason Gotay (Tootles), Jacob Guzman (Twin 1), David Guzman (Twin 2), Chris McCarrell (Nibs), F. Michael Haynie (Slightly), Dyllon Burnside (Prickles), Daniel Quadrino (Bunting), Garett Hawe (Patches) and Michael Hartung (Sniffler).

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Steele Takes Us to Neverland! A Day With the Lost Boys, Pirates, Peter, Smee and Wendy on the Peter Pan Live! Rehearsal Stage

The Pirates are played by Bryce Ryness (Starkey), T. Oliver Reid (Oliver Shreeks/Islander), Michael Park (Cecco), Chris Sullivan (Noodler), Alan H. Green (Cookson), Austin Lesch (Bill Jukes), Gary Milner (The Vicar/Islander), Matt Wall (Skylights/Islander), Ryan Andes (Admiral Chrichton) and John Arthur Greene (Robert Mullins/Islander).

Assuming multiple roles are Dominique Kelley, Marty Lawson, Charlie Williams, Michael Munday, CJ Tyson, Alex Wong, Andrew Pirozzi, James Brown III and Keenan Washington.

Today’s Most Popular News: