I ask this as an open question that I cannot accept, or do not understand, the answer: Why is Peter Pan still being played by a girl? I don't even want to get near whether Allison Williams was "good" or "ridiculous". Whether her accent paled in comparison to the other excellent actors around her. Or if it was suspicious that Christopher Walken was walking thru dance steps that we know he can do and talking thru lines we suspect he can sing.
But what I would like to explore is why did Cathy Rigby originate the role of a LOST little BOY and why is this tradition upheld?