Carrie Underwood’s ‘The Sound Of Music’ Triumph Paves Way For Another NBC Musical! NBC Wants Miley Cyrus In Lead Role?
By Staff Writer | January 20, 2014 06:57 AM EST
Following the success of Carrie Underwood's "The Sound of Music" live musical, NBC intends to do another live performance featuring the beloved children classic "Peter Pan."
In a report by E!, the musical regarding the boy who did not want to grow up is scheduled to air on December 4.
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"We had so much doing a big musical that the family could watch over the holidays, so we're going to do it again," Robert Greenblatt said during the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour on Sunday morning.
While the cast is not yet complete, Greenbalt teased that he has one name in mind: "I want Miley Cyrus." One thing is for sure, however, there will be no Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Cher in the cast after he thumbed down the names as suggested by a reporter, said E!.
He also said that NBC is not sparing any expenses for "Peter Pan" so viewers should be ready "for flying children and some start-of-the-art technology for Tinkerbell."
Greenbalt said "The Sound of Music" top-billed by Carrie Underwood reached almost 19 million viewers in addition to another three million who watched the show through DVR playback.
In a statement circulated in the media, Greenbalt said they plan to do the "Peter Pan" live special "in the hopes that lightning strikes twice, we think we've landed on another great Broadway musical - which ironically also starred Mary Martin-that is a timeless classic for all audiences, young and old, who just never want to grow up."
The studio exec said there likely won't be any room in the case for Carrie Underwood in "Peter Pan" since the central character will be played by a man this time, instead of the traditional female actor in broadway.
Carrie Underwood's performance as Maria in "The Sound of Music" last month was largely panned by critics, particularly for her acting or lack thereof.
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