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NBC will do live remake of Peter Pan

Mary Martin in NBC’s iconic Peter Pan production.

Following up on the success of The Sound of Music last month, NBC said yesterday that it will broadcast a live TV version of the musical Peter Pan in December.

It will be produced by the same team, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, that made The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood. The live musical reached 19 million viewers, surprising even NBC entertainment president Robert Greenblatt.

No cast members were announced yesterday. “I have some dream choices, but I don’t want to talk about it before approaching them,” Greenblatt said.

Peter Pan, which opened on Broadway in 1954, has a strong history with NBC. The network aired a live broadcast of the show from its own studios in 1955 with Tony Award-winner Mary Martin in the title role and most of the original Broadway cast, reaching 65 million viewers. That was a record for television at the time.

NBC broadcast the show live again in 1956 and 1960, and it was the first broadcast of a musical on colour TV.

AP

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