MARY MARTIN as PETER PAN, The Original 1955 Telecast (DVD)

MARY MARTIN as PETER PAN, The Original 1955 Telecast (DVD)

Code: 4593



Product Description


As a companion to the historic 1956 telecast of Peter Pan released on DVD last year, VAI is now offering the original 1955 telecast of Peter Pan for the first time on DVD. This performance, mounted just days after the show closed on Broadway in 1955, was previously available only on Blu-ray, and stars the incomparable Mary Martin as Peter Pan. The entire production was staged, choreographed, and adapted by Jerome Robbins. Bonus features: An exclusive interview with Heller Halliday, daughter of Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, who played the role of “Liza” in Peter Pan on Broadway, and in both the 1955 and 1956 telecasts; and a 1955 NBC “Telesales Promo,” which provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the production. Black & white, 127 minutes (including bonus extras)


A musical based on the play
by Sir J.M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh • Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Additional Music by Jule Styne
Original stage production directed, choreographed,
and adapted by Jerome Robbins

Peter Pan: Mary Martin
Captain Hook: Cyril Ritchard
Wendy: Kathy Nolan
Tiger Lily: Sondra Lee
Mrs. Darling: Margalo Gillmore
Liza: Heller Halliday
Smee: Joe E. Marks

Live Telecast of March 7, 1955