The televised live musical has long been a thing of the past until NBC aired The Sound of Music Live! in 2013 with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp. Having received record ratings for airing the special prompted the network to continue on with future live musicals such as last night’s Peter Pan Live! starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
During the performance, twitter commentary amassed to trending status with people saying Williams as Pan had indeed – like Kim Kardashian attempted to – “broke the internet.” Though humorous social media reactions to the on-stage happenings of the production began mounting, the Craig Zadan and Neil Meron executive produced effort was overall well received.
Having been shown the NBC 1976 musical version of Peter Pan starring Mia Farrow when I was a child, I was curious to see how the 2014 version would be executed. It was a phenomenally well done spectacle, as you can see above, that I might consider owning. The cast really gave it their all. It’s safe to assume that this is definitely not NBC’s last live musical to come.
Celebrities – surprisingly – seemed to have the most to say about NBC’s special. Below are 15 hilarious tweets – Anna Kendrick and Shane Dawson‘s being some of my personal favorites – about Peter Pan Live! to come from twitter – celebrity and regular accounts – during the airing.
Watching a grown woman play an adolescent boy is perhaps the most sexually confusing moment of my life. #PeterPanLive
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 5, 2014
This is the best lesbian love story ever #PeterPanLive
— guillermo diaz (@guillermodiazyo) December 5, 2014
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 5, 2014
#PeterPanLive drinking game: Take a sip every time you see wires
— Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola) December 5, 2014
TINKERBALL YOU ARE BIG TIME WHORE #PeterPanLive
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 5, 2014
there have been better staged fights on The Real Housewives. #PeterPanLive
— Damian Holbrook (@TVGMDamian) December 5, 2014
The pirate currently meowing instead of woofing is my new hero. #PeterPanLive
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) December 5, 2014
— Scott Alan (@ScottAlanNet) December 5, 2014