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    Allison Williams as Peter Pan in the first promo photo from NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"

    The first photo of Allison Williams as Peter Pan is here!

    The 26-year-old “Girls” actress will play the title role in NBC’s upcoming “Peter Pan Live!” The live musical staging of the classical musical, which features a book by J.M. Barrie and a score by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Carolyn Lee, with additional songs by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is NBC’s follow-up to last year’s hit “The Sound of Music Live!”

    Williams has said playing Peter Pan is a “dream come true,” even sharing a photo on Instagram of her dressed in the part as a young child.

    Here’s Williams, all grown up, in the role:

     

    The photo was revealed in one of two interviews Williams gave on NBC’s “Today” show, where she also discussed why she decided to wear a wig for the role.

    "I sort of very tentatively offered to cut my hair, I was like, 'You know, if it's a thing that would help I could cut my hair,'” she told “Today.” “And they were like, 'You're welcome to do that, we're still gonna put you in a wig.'"

    Watch Williams first segment on “Today” here:

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    And catch a preview from “Peter Pan Live” in her second “Today” segment:

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    “Peter Pan Live” will air Dec. 4 on NBC.