The five-time Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher might have moved from on Broadway to off, but that doesn't mean that Peter Pan will be gone for long. According to the New York Post, two new versions of J. Barrie 's timeless story might be heading to the Great White Way. The show is being directeded by Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller , and Riedel writes that his spies were " quite taken with it. Depending on critical reception, the show could open on Broadway as early as Click here to read the full article.
Peter Pan is a musical based on J. Barrie 's play Peter Pan and his 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. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in , , and with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the telecast. The show has enjoyed several revivals onstage. Several productions of Peter Pan were staged early in the 20th century, starting in London in , starring Nina Boucicault as Peter  and on Broadway in , starring Maude Adams. In a nod to the original play, and the pantomime tradition it derives from, the title role of Peter Pan in the musical is usually played by a woman, including Mary Martin , Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby , among others. The show was not successful in its pre-Broadway West Coast tour, so director Jerome Robbins hired lyricists Comden and Green and composer Jule Styne to add more songs, including "Never Never Land," "Distant Melody" and several other numbers, turning the show into a full-scale musical.
Alden recalled recently. The show Mr. Alden is staging as part of the Bard SummerScape festival at Bard College, starting on Thursday and running through July 22 , is not the Mary Martin blockbuster of his youth but an earlier adaptation of J. That production — which starred the unlikely combo of Jean Arthur as Peter and Boris Karloff as Captain Hook — closed in after a respectable performances, but then essentially disappeared.
Darling and Christian Borle as Mr. Peter Pan Live! Viewers can watch it above or on YouTube. Minnie Driver narrated and played adult Wendy.