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Director:
Writers:
Jerome Robbins (adaptation)
J.M. Barrie (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1960 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Happy 100th in 2004 See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Vincent J. Donehue 
 
Writing credits
Jerome Robbins (adaptation)

J.M. Barrie (based on the play by) (as Sir James M. Barrie)

Produced by
Richard Halliday .... executive producer
 
Costume Design by
Sophie Devine  (as Motley)
 
Production Management
William Dannhauser .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Peter Larkin .... scenery designer
 
Music Department
Louis Adrian .... conductor
Louis Adrian .... musical director
Ray Barr .... music coordinator
Elmer Bernstein .... composer: incidental music
Peter Howard .... assistant to conductor
Peter Howard .... musician: Tinker Bell
John Lesko .... conductor
Trude Rittman .... composer: incidental music
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Larry Elikann .... technical director (as Lawrence Elikann)
Rick Kelly .... production associate
Jerome Robbins .... choreographer
Marcia Kuyper Schneider .... associate director (as Marcia Kuyper)
Don Shirley .... additional scenery (as Don Shirley Jr.)
 

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100 min
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Trivia:
Mary Martin, in the role of Peter Pan, received a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in the 1955 Tony Awards. Cyril Ritchard won a Tony for Best Performance by a leading Actor in a Musical for his dual role as Mr. Darling and Captain James Hook. Technical Director Richard Rodda received a 1955 Tony Award for Best Stage Technician. The Los Angeles and San Francisco Civic Light Opera founder and producer Edwin Lester acquired the American rights to adapt the J. M. Barrie's 1904 play "Peter Pan" and Barrie's own novelization of "Peter and Wendy" as a stage musical for Mary Martin. The music is by Mark Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, most of the lyrics written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Incidental music by Elmer Bernstein and Trude Rittman. Musical orchestrated by Albert Sendrey. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin, Costume Design by Motley, Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Flying Supervisor Peter Foy and Flying Effect by Joseph Kirby. Prior to opening in San Francisco's Geary Street theatre district's Curran Theatre, the production was rehearsed at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. During the San Francisco performance schedule, additional musical material was ordered by Jerome Robbins and Edwin Lester, revisions continued when the expensive musical transferred to Los Angeles in August, 1954. The show opened in a busy Broadway season, competing with such notable shows as The Boy Friend, Fanny, Silk Stockings, and Damn Yankees. However, while still in Los Angeles, a deal was made for the musical to be broadcast on the NBC's Color Television network 90 minute anthology series "Producers' Showcase," that aired every fourth Monday, on March 7, 1955. "Peter Pan" opened on Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on 20 October 1954, with a limited run of 152 performances, closing 26 February 1955, closed so that it could be broadcast on television, although box office continued to be strong throughout the Broadway run. The aim of the "Producers' Showcase" was to broadcast expensive color spectaculars to promote the new color television system developed by NBC's parent company RCA. On March 7, 1955, NBC presented "Peter Pan" live as part of "Producer's Showcase" as the first full-length Broadway production on color TV. This 1955 NBC television production utilized the same Broadway theatre where the musical had been performing with the color television cameras situated throughout the theater's main floor and balcony seating areas. The television show attracted a then-record viewing audience of 65 million viewers, the highest ever up to that time for a single television broadcast program. Marry Martin won an Emmy award for the 1955 television production. So well received that the musical was re-staged live for television on 9 January 1956 with the same cast, sets, and costumes. Both of these broadcasts were produced live and in color, but only black-and-white kine-scope recordings survive.The telecast special followed with rebroadcasts in 1956, and in 1960 with the same stars, production costumes, and scenery. The re-staged 1960 telecast had new children in the cast because the original kids had grown too old for their parts. The musical has enjoyed several revivals onstage in 1979, 1990, 1998. Following the successful 1955/56 "Peter Pan" telecast, the NBC Color network mounted a television production of Irving Berlin's Broadway stage musical "Annie Get Your Gun," directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Mary Martin as Annie Oakley and John Raitt as Frank Butler, William O'Neal as William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' Cody. Telecast live as part of the "Producer's Showcase," in color from the NBC Burbank Studios #2 and #4, with an audience, on 27 November 1957.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Live theatre productions have different rules than cinema, regarding suspension of disbelief. Most examples of crew or equipment visible, and related imperfect illusions, are not goofs in this genre.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Some say that as we grow up, we become different people at different ages, but I don't believe this. I think we remain the same throughout, merely passing in these years from one room, to another, but always in the same house. If we unlock the rooms of the far past, we can look in and see ourselves beginning to become you and me.
Wendy, John:[dressed up like their parents and dancing] One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Peter Pan (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Won't Grow UpSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Happy 100th in 2004, 27 December 2003
Author: juliafwilliams from New York, NY

This version of Peter Pan is etched forever in my memory. A great score, a great cast -- what more is there to say.

Yes, Miss Mary Virginia Martin was 40-something when she played the title part, all the while introducing the world to The Sound of Music on Broadway, and she played THAT splendidly as well.

As this great story marks its centennial in 2004, it would be a coup to offer the 1960 version on DVD.

Just think lovely thoughts.

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