The three-hour live production of “Peter Pan Live!,” executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, premiered Thursday, December 4th, on NBC WNYT. The limited one-night-only performance was broadcast from the stages in Bethpage, Long Island’s Grumman Studios.
The owner of Grumman Studios, Parviz Farahzad, thanked the executives at NBCUniversal, and the directors, producers, cast and crew for their decision to return to the facility where they filmed last year’s “The Sound of Music Live!” “It was a pleasure to host ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and continue our partnership with NBC Universal. Allison, Christopher, Kelli, Christian, Laura and all of the crew did an amazing job capturing the fairy tale of Peter Pan. We look forward to seeing what NBCUniversal’s team brings to Grumman Studios next.”
Grumman Studios, a 400,000 square foot facility in Long Island, has been home to productions such as: Salt, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dictator, The Winter’s Tale, and last year’s TV hit, “The Sound of Music Live!” Grumman Studios has also been the location of several TV pilots and commercials. As a qualified New York State production facility, projects shot at Grumman Studios are eligible for a 30% tax credit from New York State.
Allison Williams and Christopher Walken starred in the performance of “Peter Pan Live” as Peter Pan and Captain Hook. The beloved fairy tale of the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland, can now add its name to the growing list of productions choosing New York to film in Grumman Studios in Long Island.
“The stunts, music, and quality of the actors took the project to another level. It was a magical journey that could have only been made here, in Grumman Studios. It’s very special to be a part of these once-in-a-lifetime television events,” said Mr. Farahzad. The last time a network broadcast a live musical was last year’s “The Sound of Music Live!”
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