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J.M. Barrie (play), Jerome Robbins (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mary Martin ... Peter Pan
Cyril Ritchard ... Captain Hook / Mr. Darling
Kathleen Nolan ... Wendy
Sondra Lee ... Tiger Lily
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Darling
Heller Halliday Heller Halliday ... Liza
Robert Harrington Robert Harrington ... John
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Smee
Norman Shelly Norman Shelly ... Nana / The Crocodile
Joseph Stafford Joseph Stafford ... Michael
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This 1955 musical production of the classic children's tale made history as the first Broadway musical adapted to TV with the entire cast and crew intact. Join Peter and his friends in their adventures in Neverland, against the evil pirate Captain Hook.

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English

Release Date:

7 March 1955 (USA) See more »

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Mary Martin and Jean Arthur, close friends, discussed between them selves their individual interest in performing the role of Peter Pan in James M. Barrie's play "Peter Pan." Jean Arthur beat Mary Martin in performing the role. The Shubert Organization, Producers Peter Lawreunce and R. L. Stevens produced the James M. Barrie play revival with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein, at the Imperial Theatre (4/24/1950-9/30/1950), St. James Theatre (10/02/1950-1/27/1951) with total performances of 321. The music arranged by Trude Rittman; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay. The production was staged by John Burrell; Associate Director by Wendy Toye; Scenic Design and lighting design by Ralph Alswang; Costume design by Motley. Flying supervisor Peter Foy. Hollywood's Universal Studios feature film horror picture movie star, also a stage actor, Boris Karloff starred as Mr. Darling and Captain James Hook. After the success of Jean Arthur's appearance in the play revival with music, Mary Martin asked close friend and impresario of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Association, Edwin Lester, to develop and produce a musical of the "Peter Pan" property. Edwin Lester assembled a creative team in 1953 to develop the musical for the Broadway stage with Mary Martin featured as Peter Pan. See more »

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Peter Pan1.0
12 April 2018 | by stevielandingSee all my reviews

They were, of course, doing Peter Pan on stage for years before this hit the small screen, but this was the version that was seen by the masses. More than the performance itself, I remember the rave reviews given to Ms. Martin for decades afterwards.

The two most memorable scenes for me (as a very young boy) were the bedroom with the huge windows and the fire-breathing alligator on wheels. If I did need to jump out a window to fly, that's the kind I would want. And although it was scary (I had trouble recognizing it as an alligator), if you are going to fight an alligator, a wooden one on wheels is probably preferable.

I'm very surprised to be the first reviewer. This show was famous and highly praised.


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