'Peter Pan' live musical to air on NBC in December

Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NBC plans to air a live musical staging of "Peter Pan" Dec. 4., Robert Greenblatt, entertainment chairman of the U.S.television network, said Monday.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced the hit 2013 holiday program "The Sound of Music Live!," will also produce "Peter Pan."

"We're very pleased to be under way on 'Peter Pan' as our next live holiday musical for the whole family," Greenblatt said in a statement. "We were all delighted to see how 'The Sound of Music Live!' struck such a chord in December and brought nearly 19 million people to the live telecast plus another several million viewers over the weekend. In the hopes that lightning strikes twice, we think we've landed on another great Broadway musical ... that is a timeless classic for all audiences, young and old, who just never want to grow up."

"We're thrilled to be re-teaming with NBC and Bob Greenblatt in bringing 'Peter Pan' back to its roots as a live television event," Zadan and Meron said in a joint statement. "We hope to create the joy that has made this musical so beloved. We would like a whole new generation to experience 'Peter Pan' and for families across the country to share the magic."

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