LP0245. PETER PAN, Original 1954 Broadway Cast, w.Mary Martin & Cyril Richard. Shaded Dog black RCA LOC 1019.
“While still in tryouts, a deal was made for PETER PAN to be broadcast on the NBC anthology series Producers' Showcase on March 7, 1955, which ensured that it was a financial success despite the limited run. The revised score and Tony Award-winning performances by Martin and Cyril Ritchard made the musical a critical success, and tickets sold out throughout the Broadway run. The show closed on February 26, 1955 to prepare for the television broadcast.
The show opened on Broadway on October 20, 1954 at the Winter Garden Theatre for a planned limited run of 152 performances. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960 with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the 1960 telecast."