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Allison Williams in 'Peter Pan' continues a cross-dressing tradition
Allison Williams in 'Peter Pan' continues a cross-dressing tradition

As the lyrics go, Peter Pan is the boy who won't grow up, won't wear a tie and is never, ever gonna be a man. The stage musical version of J.M. Barrie's story has traditionally made Peter's refusal literal by casting a grown woman in drag to play theater's most famous obstinate boy. When embodied by a woman, many of whom have been middle-aged, Peter speaks the truth when he refuses to grow a mustache or a fraction of an inch. On Wednesday, NBC announced that its live broadcast of "Peter Pan" will star Allison Williams, a young actress whose short career has so far included a role in the HBO series "Girls." (She also happens to be the...

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