Peter Pan Live

by (@damianbellino)

Why Is Peter a Girl? An Oral History of ‘Peter Pan’ the Musical

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On December 4, NBC will try to recreate the ratings success of last year’s The Sound of Music with the family friendly Peter Pan Live!, starring Girls’ Allison Williams and Oscar winner Christopher Walken. The beloved musical with a book by Sir James M. Barrie, music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne, and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green has a long history with the Peacock Network, airing its first telecast of the Broadway show starring Mary Martin in 1955. After its initial broadcast, NBC restaged the musical live again in 1956, and then in 1960, with subsequent rebroadcasts of the last production over the course of the next three decades. Read more…