Peter and the Darling children fly during the Peter Pan Live! dress rehearsal.

Live TV performances are inherently nerve-wracking, but hopefully, tonight’s Peter Pan Live! on NBC will be like getting a front-row ticket to a Broadway production. After all, the cast features dancers who have already graced The Great White Way, including several Newsies alums as pirates and Lost Boys. Plus, we’ll get to see Christopher Walken do a little soft-shoe as the notorious Captain Hook. (The actor has an off-Broadway musical background and a soft spot for song-and-dance.)

Actress Allison Williams as Peter has some challenging aerial work ahead of her, but in behind-the-scenes videos, she looks strong in her flying harness. Plus, if director/choreographer Rob Ashford has faith in her, so do we! He told The New York Times, “The first day of rehearsal, I thought, ‘This is someone who knows this character.’”

Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC

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