GRC hosts ‘Festival on the Quad’

first_imgVPI has five major goals, which the GRC hopes to accomplish throughout its year-long efforts: to raise awareness about violence in the local community, to increase understanding about global violence, to promote the healing of survivors of violence, to fundraise for local non-profits invested in violence prevention and/or service to survivors of violence and to serve as a flagship for violence prevention programming on Catholic campuses. The Notre Dame Gender Relations Center (GRC) will end its year-long Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) by hosting its second annual “Now is the Time: Festival on the Quad” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on South Quad tonight.In addition to free food and corn hole, there will be live music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. featuring student bands, including The Revelin’ Family Band, Ana Livias Daughtersons and Pat McKillen.  Following the music, there will be readings from “A Time to Write,” the GRC’s journal of writings about experiences with violence.  Select student writers will share excerpts of their pieces, and free copies of the journal will be provided to those in attendance. Moriarty said the Festival is held at the end of the year to conclude the year’s efforts. “The festival started last year with five of us students just brainstorming about how to raise more awareness about sexual violence,” Tighe said. “Through working with GRC we came up with VPI for a year-long effort to provide support and raise awareness.” “To do a public reading of these pieces will remind us of these stories and why we’re here,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, assistant director of the GRC.  “While we may not have our own story, there are people in our midst who are survivors of sexual violence.” In addition, SOS facilitates an on-campus support group for women who are survivors of sexual assault. Moriarty said Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is the inspiring message that unites the VPI events.    Aside from being an event to raise awareness about sexual violence, the festival is also a fundraiser for the SOS of the Family Justice Center, the Rape Crisis Center of St. Joseph County.   “Part of Notre Dame’s uniqueness is that we can connect something like this to faith and we can find our inspiration from scripture,” Moriarty said. “It teaches us how there are times of celebration and times of mourning, and we have to carry them all with us. Not just the happy and pleasant times but the struggles, too. That’s what helps us to heal.” Senior and student representative Patrick Tighe said the readings are “powerful” to hear and help raise awareness for the cause.  “We chose SOS because they are in desperate need of money and they work directly with Notre Dame and its students,” Moriarty said.   Moriarty said SOS provides advocates for Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Saint Mary’s students who have to go to the hospital for sexual violence.  They also train advocates, take phone calls for the crisis hotline and support people who have suffered from violence. “We wanted to have something that was more of a celebratory environment to celebrate our efforts in dealing with issues related to sexual violence,” Moriarty said.  “It’s not all doom and gloom when working in advocacy and activism.”last_img read more

Club sports participation grows

first_imgThe number of club sports at Notre Dame is on the rise due in part to a new University policy, RecSports Assistant Director Dave Brown said. “We are now including clubs in sports that also include varsity programs at Notre Dame,” Brown said. This spring semester, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and co-ed golf will start new club teams on campus through RecSports, he said. In the past, club sports were not permitted to form if a varsity team for that same sport already existed at Notre Dame. “Alex McIntyre and I were just chilling in our dorm room one day, looked at each other and asked, ‘Why can’t we start our own club soccer team?’” sophomore Nick Reineke said. McIntyre and Reineke gathered support for their club team, and practices will start up this spring. “After receiving some positive feedback from the schools, we put up sign-up sheets in dorms to see if students were interested,” Reineke said. The club teams are great for those students who are not quite good enough or committed enough to be on the varsity team, but still hunger for greater competition and community than interhall sports offer, Brown said. “Our club is going to be an organization of fun, acceptance and competition of all skill levels,” junior Michael Kennedy said. Kennedy and his golfing buddy, junior Tim Scott, are starting the co-ed club golf team on campus this spring. “Whether you love to golf simply for relaxation and fun or want to relive the competitive days of high school golf, we would love for you to join,” he said. Starting a new club team does not happen overnight though, Brown added. Club sports teams must start the process through the Student Activities Office. “Clubs that would fall under club sports are sent to me,” Brown said. “There are several steps ­¾ formal application, completion of a club constitution and a mission statement. We need a list of proposed officers with contact information and an identified adviser. For competitive club sports we investigate Midwest conferences and leagues in the sport, national associations and costs of travel, entry fees, membership fees for any league and what sources of revenues the club expects to have at its disposal.” The women’s volleyball club team will also begin in the spring, according to senior Stephanie Cripps. “We are really excited that we finally have our own club volleyball team at Notre Dame and can’t wait to get the season started,” Cripps said. “It has been a lot of work, but we are very happy that Notre Dame is allowing club sports and that we get to spend our senior year being a part of it.” The club sports are open for any and all students to join. Visit recsports.nd.edu for more information.last_img read more

Student services present sexual assault reports

first_imgAt Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting, Dr. Bill Stackman, associate vice president for Student Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, initiated a conversation about sexual assault occurrence and policy on campus.Stackman said there were 24 reported cases of sexual misconduct in the 2012-2013 school year. According to his PowerPoint presentation, 19 of those cases involved alcohol. Six complainants were freshmen and five were male.“At this point, I have seen 21 cases this year,” he said. “I had seen 19 by the end of the first semester.“What I’m going to take away from that is that I think we’re doing a better job at reporting. A lot of my cases come from staff and faculty. A lot of them come from second and third hand sources.”All faculty and staff, with the exception of professed religious staff in campus ministry, the University counseling center and University health services, are mandatory reporters, Stackman said. They are required to inform the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of information shared with them about a potential sexual assault. Once an incident is reported, the complainant has three options for pursuing an investigation, he said. The person may follow the University disciplinary process, the criminal process or pursue both simultaneously. Any complainant who chooses not to pursue any investigation or divulge the name of the accused may reopen the case at a later date as long as both students are still enrolled at the university.Stackman said he thinks there are several challenges facing the university regarding sexual assault. The issue of consent often comes up, Stackman said. “Hookup culture and alcohol make this difficult,” he said. “There’s not clear communication. “This doesn’t mean we don’t have perpetrators here, because we do. We have people who deliberately know what they are doing ahead of time. But often what I see in these situations is that communication breaks down.” Although the University received 21 incident reports, Stackman said the national average for reporting sexual assault is five percent. This means it is possible there are far more sexual assaults taking place. “My sense is that we may not have as much activity in compared in other schools—that’s my guess, if I was to guess, but what we have is horrible,” he said. “Just like your campaign, one is too many.”Student government initiatives are key to moving forward, Stackman said. ”Students taking action is probably the most powerful thing that can happen,” he said. “Peers talking to peers — that will begin to change the culture more than anything. My office will be there to support you.”Stackman came to Notre Dame in August 2012. As associate vice president for student services, Stackman supervises the Counseling Center, Health Services and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education. As Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Stackman responds to all issues regarding sexual assault between students. At the meeting, Senate also approved Farley Hall junior Kathryn Peruski for the position of judicial council president 2014-2015.Senate also passed a resolution supporting the creation of a student advisory board for the Snite Museum of Art, which established one representative of student government’s Department of Academic Affairs on the advisory board.Tags: Senate, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s introduces new hall directors

first_imgSaint Mary’s welcomed Paton Roden and Nicole Hundt as hall directors for Residence Life in Regina Hall and Le Mans, respectively.Roden said she received her graduate degree from the University of Virginia, and was an assistant with student life during her time there. “When I had my campus visit I just fell in love with the community and all of the people here,” Roden said.Hundt said she spent two years as a hall director at Rutgers, where she learned she wanted to work at a women’s college. “I worked at the women’s college at Rutgers and knew that I needed to work at a women’s college,” Hundt said. “It was kind of my calling and where I needed to be.”Hundt said the Saint Mary’s community was an important draw for her.“It’s great,” Hundt said. “It’s hard to describe, but it really is. There’s this sense of family and community with everyone and not just your small pockets which I think is very hard to find on other campuses and everyone genuinely cares about you as a person.”Roden said that sense of community existed on a level deeper than the college as a whole; she said she also enjoys building a sense of community within their respective residence halls. “The primary reason [I wanted to be a hall director] is probably to be able to have relationships with students and help them develop during their college experience,” Roden said. “I had many mentors that helped me so that motivated me to want to be that mentor now.” According to Hundt, the best part of her job is the effect she can have on her residents.“The daily interactions with the students,” Hundt said. “Just being able to walk outside my door and talk to someone and see how their days are going and just knowing that those small conversations are having a larger impact.”Hundt said she realized during college that she preferred to work with students in a “life skill capacity” rather than in a classroom format, and being a hall director allowed her to do that.“I wanted to be a hall director since my freshman year of college,” Hundt said. “I became an RA and I found the whole world of residence life and student affairs through that.”Hundt said she felt move-in went smoothly, despite challenges posed by a broken elevator in Le Mans.“It was very daunting knowing that I was walking into a staff of eighteen that didn’t know me, but I think it all worked out,” Hundt said. “We’ve all really clicked and gotten into a good groove. I think that our personalities really mesh well with each other but we’re a very well rounded staff.”As Roden’s first month at Saint Mary’s nears its end, she said she looked forward to the rest of the year. “I’m excited to see what this year brings,” Roden said. “I think that Saint Mary’s is a wonderful community from what I’ve seen so far and I’m excited to get a feel for it and become really involved.”Tags: Hall directors, Residence Life, saint mary’slast_img read more

Campus Ministry looks to embrace Notre Dame community

first_imgCampus Ministry seeks to nurture the faith development of both Catholic and non-Catholic students in their time at Notre Dame.“It is our hope that a student does not go through Notre Dame without encountering the work campus ministry,” Campus Ministry communications director, Danielle Collins, said.Campus Ministry has a hand in nearly every Catholic aspect of Notre Dame: pilgrimages and retreats, masses at both the Basilica and residence hall chapels, sacramental preparation, evangelization,multicultural ministry and outreach, various faith-sharing groups and the Anchor leadership program, Collins said. For Kayla August, the assistant director of evangelization and head of Compass Freshman Fellowship, Campus Ministry provides an opportunity to take part in people’s faith formation at a turning point in their lives.“College is when people for the first time are taking on their faith journey for themselves,” August said. “No parents are making them go to church, no one’s checking up on them and they’re deciding who God is and how he plays a part in their lives for them and not for someone else. I love that time in life, and I wanted to be there and a part of students as they grow and cultivate that.”As director of evangelization, August said she works with interfaith and interdenominational organizations in addition to general outreach among Catholic students and accompanying them on their faith journeys. Compass Freshmen Fellowship is one of Campus Ministry’s main initiatives to guide students in their faith formation through small group discussion and reflection, she said.“They get to talk about God and where he’s moving in their lives in this new environment and new campus, not only where he is now but where they’re going, how he’s playing a role in where they’re developing,” August said.Compass is one of Campus Ministry’s most popular programs, drawing over 200 students each year, Emily Greentree, a senior interning with Compass, said. Compass’s value comes from the support system it builds for freshmen entering a new, hectic environment, Greentree said.“It was nice to have a space every week in which I could reflect on where God was in all of it,” Greentree said. “It helped me focus, thinking, ‘what am I really enjoying about Notre Dame, what do I want to be, and what am I just doing because I feel like I have to do it,’ and having God play a part in how I decided to do things freshmen year.”Christian SantaMaria, assistant director of pilgrimages and retreats, said Campus Ministry’s role in students’ discernment of the role of faith in their lives was a major draw for his choosing to work in college ministry.“How does that spiritual life form over four years through retreats: what are the questions when you first arrive here, what are the questions in the middle, what are the questions as you’re starting to leave, and how do we address them in places that invite people to authenticity, to being vulnerable, to being courageous, to take some risk, to actually dream big enough not just for our own dreams but big enough so that maybe God’s dreams can be recognized as well?” SantaMaria said.In addition to the existing freshmen, multicultural, silent and senior retreats, Campus Ministry is adding a retreat for sophomores through seniors in the spring and a “busy student” retreat during Lent. The busy student retreat will provide an opportunity for students who cannot take a full weekend away from campus to get the reflection and self-discovery of a retreat through both private and communal prayer and spiritual direction.“ … It’s a chance for us to intentionally take a time out to consider what needs to be replenished and to enter back a little more rested and nourished than we were before,” SantaMaria said.SantaMaria said Campus Ministry runs three pilgrimages each semester, all of which are geared toward undergraduates and take 30 to 50 students. Pilgrimages, SantaMaria said, provide participants with a unique opportunity to encounter God in real life and learn to accept his role however he presents himself.“That’s what we’re inviting people on pilgrimage to do,” SantaMaria said.This year, the spring retreats focus on the spirituality of justice and how justice is not just an action but a form of prayer. Students will travel to El Salvador in the footsteps of Fr. Oscar Romero, who was martyred during the civil war there, to Taize, France, where they will learn about the power of prayer and to New Orleans to explore the intersection of race, culture, and Catholicism. These pilgrimages seek to bring students closer to their own spiritual realities, SantaMaria  said.“In what ways are we challenged to stand up for the poor, in what ways are we reluctant to do so, in what ways does the spirituality of justice invite us to the gritty reality of the world, and how do we avoid that?” SantaMaria said. “All of these answers are often difficult or challenging, yet we open ourselves to receive them and what comes up in us when we ask these questions.SantaMaria said Campus Ministry serves as a place where students can come to understand their faith and questions about that faith in an environment of love and acceptance.“My invitation is to the students who have questions,” SantaMaria said. “This isn’t a place where everyone’s faith is figured out. We’re all trying to recognize how love invites us deeper, and we’re all trying to figure out how we say yes. That’s the journey we’re on here: recognizing love’s invitation to be authentic and trying to find ways in our own lives that authentically say yes to that.”Campus Ministry, August said, is where the Notre Dame family is fully experienced and brought to fruition. She said she witnessed that firsthand when she moved to South Bend from New Orleans in the summer of 2016.“We talk about Notre Dame hospitality and the Notre Dame family, and I can honestly say, being Campus Ministry here and coming from far away, that those are actualities. They’re not just concepts. I feel that this staff and this community is a family that supports me.”Tags: Busy persons retreat, Campus Ministry, Pilgrimagelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s revives SMC-TV news program

first_imgAnn Curtis Students in the Saint Mary’s SMC-TV production course record two news programs throughout the semester. Professor Tim Richardson brought back this program in his first time teaching the course this semester.The class meets once a week, and in this time, Richardson said he and the students prepare to make the latest SMC-TV production.“We talk about topic ideas — what’s going on, what’s coming up — and we assign stories to each student,” he said. “There’s only six students in the class right now. It’s a class that can hold up to 10. One of the challenges has been having a small number of people putting together a show. Each one was responsible for making a minute-and-a-half news package, whether that was a feature story or it should be about sports. We basically wanted to look at news, sports and entertainment. We can include features and interviews highlighting students or other things of interest. Then we had the news anchors do the show to pull it all together.”It is this emphasis on student involvement that senior Kendall Wood loves about SMC-TV, she said in an email. Wood said the production is based on student interests in order to give the show reliability.“SMC-TV portrays the news by what will appeal to students, deciphered by students,” Wood said. “We do not necessarily talk about weather, or crime like a regular news channel, but we are timely with our topics — only including what is most recent. We include news of current events happening around the tri-campus area, religious traditions in our community, important sports status and even helpful segments like studying tips.”Wood said she wants SMC-TV to be a trustworthy source of information for students that will bring the community closer together.“I hope the program impacts the viewers to be knowledgeable of what’s happening around them that they may not be aware of,” Wood said. “I also hope the program brings people together by talking about news or just to simply watch it or be a regular program my peers enjoy watching.”Sophomore Libbey Tierney said she wishes for students to watch the program and gain knowledge on local events.“I think students should watch SMC-TV so maybe we can possibly grow popular, and we could do it more regularly instead of just for midterms or finals,” Tierney said. “I hope that it gives them a new outlook on things that they have already seen.”Richardson said he hopes students from the community learn from the program, as well as those involved in its creation.“Hopefully they are able to use their communications skills to cross over from communication to communications with an S, which involves more of media and video production,” Richardson said. “I always believe the best way to learn something is by doing it, so we try to dive in and hopefully they’re learning a lot by doing.”Tags: Kendall Wood, Libbey Tierney, news broadcast, SMC-TV, Tim Richardson Saint Mary’s communications studies students recently revived the production of an online news program called SMC-TV. SMC-TV is produced by the students in the practicum/production SMC-TV lab course. The course’s professor, Tim Richardson, said the program provides time to make two YouTube broadcast episodes each semester.“The challenge to it is that, over a month, students are putting together story ideas and researching, getting those interviews and getting the stories, and by the time we record it and put it on air, trying to make sure those stories are still somewhat fresh,” Richardson said.last_img read more

Panel previews and discusses ND alumnus’ pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

first_imgMembers of the Notre Dame community gathered Thursday evening at Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for a panel discussion about the upcoming pro-life film “Unplanned” hosted by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.The panel, whose discussion was partly based on clips from the film shown to the audience, was moderated by O. Carter Snead, the director of the Center for Ethics and Culture. The panel’s four members included Abby Johnson, whose life is the subject of the film, Mary FioRito, a pro-life activist and fellow at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, Chuck Konzelman, a Notre Dame alumnus from the class of 1982 who co-wrote and co-directed the film, and Cary Solomon, Konzelman’s fellow co-writer and co-director.“Unplanned,” which comes out March 29, is based on Johnson’s memoir of the same name. The story follows Johnson’s journey from a clinic manager for Planned Parenthood to an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement following a life-changing experience she had while assisting with an ultrasound abortion.In an interview prior to the event, Konzelman said he and Solomon became aware of Johnson’s story after being approached in a coffee shop by a stranger who recommended they read her memoir.“What was neat in terms of the story was that all [Johnson] ever wanted to do was help women. That’s all she ever wanted to do,” Konzelman said. “So, she was a very sympathetic character, and even in her story and the film, while watching her do things that particularly the pro-life audience will look at and say, ‘That action is an unsympathetic action, that action isn’t something we don’t agree with … yet we understand her motivation and we can forgive her based on what it was she was trying to accomplish.’”Konzelman and Solomon said they made a conscious decision to make the film as factual as possible. For them, this meant not only including an accurate portrayal of the abortion process, but also of those who work at Planned Parenthood clinics. Solomon said it would have been counter-productive and dishonest to paint Planned Parenthood employees in an evil light. Instead, they emphasized the humanity and honest intentions of all involved.These portrayals make the film an especially valuable contribution to the national conversation on abortion, Johnson said.“In a time where we live with all these, ‘His truth, and her truth, and my truth and your truth,’ and people are just like, ‘What is the dang truth? Not your version, but the truth, the absolute truth,’” Johnson said. “This film does a really beautiful job of showing that truth for really what I believe to be the first time in a pro-life film. This film has really pushed the boundaries.”Konzelman said he and Solomon felt called to share Johnson’s story of conversion with audiences on the big screen.“Regardless of how pro-choice you are, you’re probably never going to be as pro-choice as Abby was, and regardless of how pro-life you are, you’re probably not going to get as pro-life as Abby has become,” Konzelman said. “Something happened here. She had her Saul of Tarsus moment. This story was scripted by the Holy Spirit, Abby lived it and it was just our job to translate it.”The movie was produced with an eye towards performing the work of God, Solomon said.“The way we look at it is we labor in the fields of the Lord,” he said. “So, it wasn’t about art for us, this is not about our glory, it’s about His glory.”Because abortion has become “the third rail of American politics,” Konzelman said they have struggled to convince major outlets to advertise the film’s release.“We don’t talk about it for the most part. There’s this societal agreement not to talk about it,” he said. “This week we can’t advertise on Lifetime because they won’t take our ads, we can’t advertise on Hallmark, they won’t take our ad dollars … The mainstream press for the most part is still busy pretending this film doesn’t exist. We’re opening wide on a thousand screens next week, and yet there’s this real effort to just kind of squelch it and hope it will die a quiet death and go away.”Regardless of any difficulties with media attention, Johnson said the honesty of “Unplanned” will have a lasting influence on the very nature of the abortion debate in America.“Abortion continues to be perpetuated and escalate in the way it is in our society because abortion is done in secret,” Johnson said. “You can see the aftermath of it, you can see pictures like that all day on Facebook and on the internet, but to watch a person’s life be extinguished is a very powerful thing to witness. It is the most tragic thing you will ever witness. And finally we have something that is going to pull back the curtain so that it is no longer a secret to our society.”Tags: Abortion, Browning Cinema, DPAC, Film, Planned Parenthood, Pro-choice, Pro-lifelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s seniors reflect on their athletic experiences

first_imgEach year, the Saint Mary’s athletic department hosts a variety of events to bring the programs closer together. Twice a year they host an event called “Why We Play,” in which seniors from each sport share their experience with athletics. While this was only the fourth year Saint Mary’s has hosted “Why We Play,” the tradition was first started at Kalamazoo College in 2001 by former Kalamazoo head volleyball coach, Jeanne Hess.This year, soccer player Kellen Hinchey and cross-country runners Shanan Hamilton and Katie Glenn spoke. Hinchey, a three-year captain of the Saint Mary’s team, started off the night, speaking about her experience with soccer.“I want to start this off with a quote most of you will probably know,” Hinchey said. “In Lilo and Stitch Lilo says ‘Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind.’ If you replace Ohana with soccer, you’ve got my family.”Being the youngest of six, Hinchey said she was exposed to soccer at a young age, attending practices and often playing with those much older than herself. She said she always knew she wanted to continue playing for as long as possible.“It wasn’t a question of if I would be playing soccer in college, but where,” Hinchey said.Through a tough first two years of soccer with lots of ups and downs, Hinchey said she stuck with it and found a team that she could call her family her junior year.“The personalities and talents of the current sophomores and juniors who have stuck around through thick and thin have turned around my entire soccer experience here,” Hinchey said. “I finally had a college team that I felt comfortable with and this year it only got better. The team this year has reminded me why I play soccer, not just for the love of the game but because my teammates are my best friends and my Saint Mary’s family.”Shanan Hamilton shared a very different experience. Hamilton joined the cross-country team her sophomore year of college without prior experience with the sport, save for a lifelong love for running.“When I first started running it was very late in my career,” she said. “The first trickle of running I ever had in my life was in middle school when I was the only girl on the basketball team who loved running suicides.”After a difficult first year of school at Saint Mary’s, Hamilton wanted to transfer. Instead, she reached out to cross country coach Jackie Bauters to see if she could join the team. After working all summer to get her 5k under 22 minutes, she was on the team.“I never had a connection to Saint Mary’s my freshman year, but when I got to wear the French cross on my jersey, I felt a part of Saint Mary’s,” Hamilton said. “This was my team and my people, and I was finally a Belle.”Katie Glenn took her own original spin on the “Why We Play” format.“I could’ve never guessed that I’d end up where I am today, so I thought it would be interesting to write a letter to my middle school self, give her a little heads up, tell her why she ends up where she does today and why it’s the best thing that will ever happen to her,” Glenn said. “Dear Katie, that boy with the curly hair who you think is really cute? He’s gay. You’re welcome.”She then went on to speak about her struggles to live up to the expectations of her Division-I athlete siblings and her conversion to the sport of cross country — a sport she never expected she’d participate in.“‘Why we run’ is an impossible question to answer, because for us, it’s never been a question,” Glenn said. “Asking why we run is like asking why we breathe — it’s what we do. Why would you ever stop doing something that gives you so much in return? How could you ever stop doing something that has taught you to never stop pushing?”Tags: Saint Mary’s Athletics, sports, why we playlast_img read more

Bertolt Brecht’s A Man’s A Man Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgBertolt Brecht’s A Man’s A Man opens at off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company January 30. Starring Tony nominee Justin Vivian Bond and Gibson Frazier, the production is directed by Brian Kulick and features new music by Grammy- and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik. In addition to Mx Bond and Frazier, the cast includes Elizabeth A. Davis, Martin Moran, Jason Babinsky, Steven Skybell, Tony winner Stephen Spinella, Ching Valdes-Aran and Allan K. Washington. A Man’s A Man tells the story of Galy Gay, a simple man out shopping who, by the trickery of some soldiers, is turned into a soldier, enlisted into Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and, eventually, reassembled into a killing machine. The play is Brecht’s ode to the inhumanity of man.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Christian Borle May Play Mr. Darling & Smee in Peter Pan Live!

first_img Christian Borle Borle’s other screen credits include Masters of Sex and Smash. He won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher and was nominated for his performance in Legally Blonde. Additional Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot and Footloose. A Great White Way family classic, Peter Pan premiered on October 20, 1954 at the Winter Garden Theatre, featuring a book by J.M. Barrie, music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Jule Style, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins and Mary Martin in the lead role of the boy who won’t grow up. NBC has broadcast the musical live a total of three times previously: in 1955 (when it reached 65 million viewers), 1956 and 1960. The musical has been revived five times on Broadway since. The tuner’s classic songs include “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.” Star Filescenter_img View Comments Christian Borle may play Mr. Darling and Smee in the upcoming NBC telecast of Peter Pan Live! on December 4. According to Deadline, the Tony winner is in negotiation to join the previously announced Allison Williams as Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. Pan is the Peacock Network’s follow-up to the highly rated Sound of Music Live!, which starred Carrie Underwood along with Borle and many Broadway favorites.last_img read more