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When did Mary Martin play Peter Pan on Broadway?

When did Mary Martin play Peter Pan on Broadway?

The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960 with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the 1960 telecast.

Was Peter Pan a Broadway show?

Peter Pan opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway on October 20, 1954. Starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, it only planned for a limited run, having previously made a deal with NBC to be broadcast on television while still on tryouts in Los Angeles.

Who wrote Peter Pan the Broadway musical?

Carolyn Leigh
Betty ComdenAdolph Green
Peter Pan/Lyricists

Who played Tinkerbell on Broadway?

In one of the most inspired casting decisions ever, Williams played Peter Pan in the one instance in which he actually did grow up. Acting alongside Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook and Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Williams found the character’s daring, boyish spirit in a way that perhaps few other actors ever could.

How old is Mary Martin?

76 years (1913–1990)
Mary Martin/Age at death

Why does a woman always 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. …

Why was Peter Pan played by a woman?

What is Peter and the Starcatcher musical about?

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

Is Peter Pan a girl or a boy?

Peter Pan
Alias The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up
Species Human
Gender Male
Nationality English

Who is Larry Hagman’s mom?

Mary Martin
Larry Hagman/Mothers
HIS FAMOUS MOM: Hagman was the son of singer-actress Mary Martin, who starred in such classics as “South Pacific” and “Peter Pan.” Martin was still in her teens when he was born in 1931 during her marriage to attorney Ben Hagman. 2.

Who is the son of Mary Martin?

Larry Hagman
Mary Martin/Sons
Martin is survived by her children, Larry Hagman and Heller Halliday DeMeritt, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held in New York.