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Did Mary Martin play Peter Pan?

Did Mary Martin play Peter Pan?

Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress and singer. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (1949), Peter Pan in Peter Pan and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959).

Why did Mary Martin play Peter Pan?

Apparently, it was Broadway producer Charles Frohman who suggested that a woman should play the role because casting a boy would affect the rest of the children in the ensemble, who “would have to be scaled down in proportion.” What’s more, English law stated that minors under the age of 14 couldn’t work after 9 p.m. …

How old was Mary Martin when she made Peter Pan?

She also was the first Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). In 1954 she opened in Peter Pan. Then forty years old, she wore a girdle on her chest to flatten her breasts.

Has a man ever played Peter Pan?

Only one man, Jack Noseworthy, has played this version of Peter on Broadway, and he was an understudy in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, an anthology of musical numbers from various shows (Charlotte d’Amboise was the principal Peter Pan).

Which Rodgers and Hammerstein show has won the most Tony Awards across multiple productions?

Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific has won more Tony Awards over all of its Broadway productions to date than any other musical. That’s 17 Tonys: 10 for the original 1949 production, plus seven for the 2008 revival.

Is Mary Martin alive?

Deceased (1913–1990)
Mary Martin/Living or Deceased

Is there a Peter Pan with Mary Martin DVD?

There isn’t a single authentic Peter Pan with Mary Martin GoodTimes DVD that comes in a plastic case. Not one. In addition, all GoodTimes releases had a movie-titled security strip across the top, and the strip was underneath the plastic shrink-wrap.

Who was the original Peter Pan on Broadway?

The show has enjoyed several revivals onstage. Several productions of Peter Pan were staged early in the 20th century, starting in London in 1904, starring Nina Boucicault as Peter and on Broadway in 1905, starring Maude Adams.

Who are the composers of the Peter Pan musical?

Peter Pan is a musical based on J. M. Barrie ‘s 1904 play Peter Pan and his 1911 novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Moose Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green .

Where was the TV show Peter Pan filmed?

None of the three Mary Martin television versions of Peter Pan was telecast from a theatre with a live audience. All three were performed in the NBC studios. In 2000, A&E presented a TV production of the Broadway show, starring Cathy Rigby, recorded in front of a live audience.