[09/09/14 - 02:00 PM]
Five-Time Tony Award Nominee Kelli O'Hara to Portray Mrs. Darling on NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
She will portray Mrs. Darling, the wife of George Darling and mother of the Darling children - Wendy, John and Michael.

[via press release from NBC]


Award-Winning "Sound of Music" Production Team on Board to Raise Much-Awaited Dec. 4 Telecast to New Heights

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Sept. 9, 2014 - Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!"

She will portray Mrs. Darling, the wife of George Darling and mother of the Darling children - Wendy, John and Michael.

"Kelli O'Hara is Broadway royalty, a musical star at the top of her game," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "She will be perfect as the regal mother of the Darling children, and we look forward to her rendition of the beautiful lullaby 'Tender Shepherd.'"

Two of O'Hara's five Tony nominees have come in the last three years - best performance by a leading actress in a musical for both "The Bridges of Madison County" (2014) and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (2012). Her other Tony nominees are for the musicals "South Pacific" (2008), "The Pajama Game" (2006) and "The Light in the Piazza" (2005).

For her work in "The Bridges of Madison County," The New York Times said of O'Hara, "She confirms her position as one of the most exquisitely expressive stars in musical theater." The New York Daily News says O'Hara "gives a performance of rare and radiant grace."

She was also nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for each of those productions, as well as a Drama Desk Award for all previously mentioned shows, except "The Light in the Piazza."

O'Hara's other Broadway productions include "Follies," "Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical" and "Jekyll & Hyde."

To showcase her incredible vocal talents, O'Hara is set to make her opera debut Dec. 31 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York's Lincoln Center, co-starring with Renee Fleming in a production of "The Merry Widow." In spring 2015, she will return to Broadway in the revival of the classic 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I," starring Ken Watanabe.

In addition, the prestigious and award-winning production team behind the "The Sound of Music Live!" will be on board for "Peter Pan Live."

As previously announced, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce. Zadan and Meron, who are accomplished in both television and film, have earned 12 Emmy nominations. They were the driving force behind several stage-to-screen musicals, including the film version of "Hairspray" and TV adaptation of "Cinderella," as well as executive producing the NBC drama "Smash," which earned a Golden Globe nomination. They were also nominated for a Tony Award in 2011 for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and also produced the revival of "Promises, Promises" to the Broadway stage in 2010. In addition, the duo executive produced the 2002 Oscar-winning film "Chicago."

Emmy nominated for "The Sound of Music Live!," director Rob Ashford won an Emmy as a choreographer for the "81st Annual Academy Awards" and earned a Directors Guild of America nomination for "The Sound of Music Live!" He won a Tony for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2002 and has received nominations for seven other productions, including "Cry-Baby," "The Wedding Singer" and "Evita."

Glenn Weiss, who will serve as director for live television, has won 10 Emmys as both a director and executive producer on the Tony Awards telecasts. He has also won five DGA Awards for his work on the Tonys.

Musical director David Chase was Emmy nominated for "The Sound of Music Live!" and is one of the busiest music directors working on Broadway today. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 for the cast album of the show "Nice Work If You Can Get It." He has an extensive Broadway resume, collaborating on such productions as "Damn Yankees," "Billy Elliot: The Musical" and "The Music Man." His current projects include "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" and he will serve as music supervisor for "Finding Neverland," which is inspired by the Johnny Depp film and will arrive on Broadway in March.

Always sought after on Broadway for his incredible sets, production designer Derek McLane is an Emmy winner for his work on the 2014 Oscar telecast and was nominated for the 2013 Oscars broadcast. He also won a Tony in 2009 for the play "33 Variations" and has three other nominations. His vast array of credits include the revivals of "Grease," "Barefoot in the Park" and "Ragtime," and original productions of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."

Costume designer Catherine Zuber is a seven-time Tony winner for her efforts on such productions as "The Light in the Piazza," "The Coast of Utopia" and "The Royal Family." Her voluminous credits include the revivals of "The Rose Tattoo," "The Twelfth Night" and "South Pacific," as well as original productions of "Doubt," "Cry-Baby" and "The Bridges of Madison County." She will also serve as costume designer for the upcoming revival of "The King and I."

Lighting designer Robert A. Dickinson has won 19 Emmys for his work on such projects as the Olympic Games, and several telecasts of both the Grammys and Oscars.

"Girls" star Allison Williams will play the title role in "Peter Pan Live!" while Oscar winner and Emmy and Tony nominee Christopher Walken will star as the villainous Captain Hook. Christian Borle will play both Smee, the dastardly right-hand to Captain Hook, as well as George Darling, the no-nonsense father of the Darling children.

  [september 2014]  


[03/20/18 - 10:19 AM]
Video: Syfy Reveals "Nightflyers" Official First Look
The series follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain - in the hope of making contact with alien life.

[03/20/18 - 09:56 AM]
Netflix's First Global Original Motor Series, "Fastest Car," Launches on April 6
In each episode, three souped-up "sleeper" cars, tinkered with and lovingly labored on, go head to head with one of the world's most sought-after supercars.

[03/20/18 - 09:28 AM]
TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Third Season on Sunday, April 8 at 10/9c
This series offers viewers the chance to hear stories from people who have endured a lifetime of separation, and who long to finally be reunited with family members with whom they share an innately deep connection - but who, in many cases, they have never met.

[03/20/18 - 09:16 AM]
New Seasons of Anime Hit Series "FLCL" Crash Land This Summer
Debuting on Adult Swim's popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.

[03/20/18 - 09:00 AM]
Additional Performers and Presenters Announced for the "53rd Academy of Country Music Awards"
Drew Brees, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn and Lindsey Vonn have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

[03/20/18 - 08:46 AM]
Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys Star in "The Wine Show" - Premiering on Ovation TV April 18
From a beautiful villa in the Italian countryside, Goode and Rhys set off on a new challenge in every episode, uncovering some of the best wines in the world, and telling the stories that surround them.

[03/20/18 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops "American Idol" in Second Showdown
NBC wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/20/18 - 08:00 AM]
All-Star Ensemble Cast Joins Anna Paquin in the Pop Original Television Series "Flack"
The series starts production this week in London.

[03/20/18 - 07:49 AM]
PBA and FOX Sports Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Rights Deal
The package will bring a substantial schedule of live PBA events to television, including prime time events and a new bracket-style, multi-week PBA Playoffs tournament that concludes with a unique PBA championship finale.

[03/20/18 - 07:42 AM]
"Recovery Boys," "Mercury 13" and "Shirkers" to Premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
"Mercury 13" is a remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 before their dreams were dashed in being the first to make the trip beyond Earth.

[03/20/18 - 07:16 AM]
April Showers Bravo Fans with Back-to-Back Premieres Starting Sunday, April 1
Newly announced to the lineup is "Southern Charm New Orleans" on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/20/18 - 07:04 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Announces "All or Nothing" Banner for Upcoming Global Sports Docuseries
New seasons featuring The Michigan Wolverines, New Zealand All Blacks and Manchester City are due later this year.

[03/19/18 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: Mira Sorvino to star in "The Code" at CBS; Matt Ryan's John Constantine to become regular on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"; and Jenna Dewan Tatum is the latest to board FOX's "Mixtape."

[03/19/18 - 05:00 PM]
Video: "Amateur" Trailer & Poster Debut - It's March Madness!
The Netflix film is about 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte, who has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.

[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.