You can watch this ‘Peter Pan’ musical with Kelli O’Hara for free starting Friday. Here’s how
Filmed in 2014, NBC’s TV adaptation also stars Christopher Walken as Captain Hook
Broadway and theaters worldwide remain shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a YouTube channel has been helping people get their theater fix.
On April 3, The Shows Must Go On started streaming a different Andrew Lloyd Webber musical for free each Friday — everything from “Phantom of the Opera” to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to “Cats.”
Since May 22, the YouTube channel has branched out from Lloyd Webber’s works, streaming “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Hairspray Live!”
Beginning 12 p.m. MT on June 5 — which also happens to be National Doughnut Day — the channel will stream NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”according to Playbill.
The production will be available to stream for 48 hours.
Filmed in 2014, the TV adaptation stars Allison Williams as Peter Pan; Christopher Walken as Captain Hook; Taylor Elizabeth Louderman — best known for originating the role of Regina George in the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” — as Wendy Darling; Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O’Hara — who was the guest artist at last year’s Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert — as Mrs. Darling; and Broadway star Christian Borle as Mr. Darling and Smee.
“Peter Pan Live!” features new songs penned by Amanda Green — the daughter of “Peter Pan” original lyricist Adolph Green, according to Playbill. The original Broadway production of “Peter Pan” debuted in 1954.
Previously, “The Shows Must Go On” has streamed “By Jeeves!” “Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Royal Albert Hall Celebration,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” the “Phantom” sequel “Love Never Dies,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring Donny Osmond, and the 2012 U.K. arena tour production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Proceeds from the streams have helped a number of organizations, including the Actors Fund, Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund, the Deseret News previously reported.