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Rob Ashford '82 Flies with Peter Pan Tonight

Over the past few years, Rob Ashford, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1982, has traveled to Scotland with “Macbeth,” to Austria with “The Sound of Music,” and to Mississippi with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Tonight, Dec. 4, he’ll be in Neverland as the stage director and choreographer of NBC’s live telecast of “Peter Pan.”

Rob played a similar role in last year’s popular production of “The Sound of Music Live!” Its success led to tonight’s show, which stars actors from television, movies and Broadway, plus some talented kids (and a dog) getting their big breaks.

If you are a Baby Boomer, you may have watched “Peter Pan” as live telecasts and once-a-year reruns starring Mary Martin as Peter, back in the days of black-and-white TV.

We’ve blogged about Rob’s many productions and honors before. He tackled both “Macbeth” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” last year. He’s also choreographed the Academy Awards (winning an Emmy for that work), among other productions, and received nominations for Tony Awards and Oliviers.

We wish him happy flying tonight.

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