Your favorite Peter Pan

PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 01:34pm
Mine was Sandy Duncan Here she is, singing "Never Never Land," introduced by none other than Mary Martin herself.

http://youtu.be/LulqJXvlYDg
yr pal,
joey




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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 01:37pm
And here she is, singing "I'm Flying"

http://youtu.be/1XQgQKwHus8
yr pal,
joey




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Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 01:41pm
Sandy all the way, with no one in her dust. I was heartbroken when she lost the Tony to LuPone for that screaming performance.
brldisteach2
Understudy
joined:11/28/11
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 02:01pm
I've seen Cathy Rigby do the show on tour a few times, and I thought she was fantastic in the role. Her athletic background was a plus and she acted and sang it well too.
Tink2
Stand-by
joined:8/7/08
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 02:26pm
I saw Sandy Duncan and thought she was fantastic. I've seen the DVDs of Martin and Rigby. Sandy is my favorite.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 02:32pm
Sandy Duncan!

CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 03:33pm
The one and only Mary Martin, who the musical role was written for, introduced generations and generations of kids (who would become later become theatre-attending or theatre-participating adults) to the show. Because of her beautiful performance, and because NBC chose to air it live, and because NBC decided to record the show in color to air it annually, and because Goodtimes Video released it onto VHS, that audiences will never forget her in the role and that new audiences discover it.

You cannot beat Mary Martin. But you can make the role your own. Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby have each brought their unique talents to the role and I have favorite attributes of each. I like to say that Sandy had a "whizz-bang!" and Cathy has a "Zoom!-Zing!"
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xxdrewboy85xx
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 03:45pm
Sandy Duncan. Her Peter Pan was my first exposure to Theater. My mother took me to the national tour when I was like three or four, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. One of my first memories is her flying over the orchestra pit and being mesmerized by the whole thing.
hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 03:52pm
Mary Martin. Always.
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/19/14 at 05:45pm
Sandy Duncan though I love Ms. Martin as well.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Demitri2
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 11:04am
I was never a big Sandy Duncan fan until I saw her perform on stage. She was wonderful in MY ONE AND ONLY but she blew me away in PETER PAN. I'm a Mary Martin fan but Duncan made me believe she was Peter Pan. I only wish they had recorded her performance on DVD and CD. I recall hearing they were selling the cast recording with Martin in the lobby of the theatre while Duncan was performing in the show. She insisted they refrain from doing so which they did. BTW did anyone see her in CHICAGO? I heard she was one of the best Roxie Hart's ever.
bwayobsessed
Understudy
joined:5/28/13
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 11:12am
Cathy Rigby! I think she just has a youthfulness about her and her gymnast background brought a new energy to the show. Her delivery of lines and songs was spot on. I feel like Mary Martin (while being amazing) played the role as a leading lady and not as a boy who wouldn't grow up. Sandy Duncan I really can't fairly judge since I've only seen her in a few clips on youtube. However, I can watch Cathy Rigby in the role any day.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 11:43am
Of all the ladies who have played him, based on the video performances, I have to go with Cathy Rigby, and it's not even a close call. I have the full shows on DVD for her and Mary Martin. And I've seen the Duncan clips.

Cathy is the best.
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 11:45am
The peanut butter.
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 08:44pm
Sandy Duncan really became Peter Pan; there was no "That's a woman playing a boy" feeling when she was playing the part. She got the boyish party, the mischievous part, and the heartbreak. Plus she could sing, dance and fly like a pro. She was perfect.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 09:00pm
Wow, for some reason that video of Sandy Duncan singing I'm Flying brought me to tears! I remember watching Mary Martin on TV in the late 50's. Saw Sandy on Broadway. Her flying work was amazing. Oh and I know how those harnesses can hurt!
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 10:02pm
Though I enjoyed Maudie Adams, Mary Martin will always BE Peter for me.
But Sandy gets extra points for flying one-eyed.
musicaljen
Swing
joined:11/27/13
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 10:16pm

Cathy Rigby (no doubt). The way she moves on stage is just magical.
Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/20/14 at 10:16pm
Chunky.
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g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Star
joined:6/13/12
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/21/14 at 12:24pm
Just once, I'd like to see one of the kids flip the hell out in mid-air. A well-timed "AAAAAAAAHHHH!" or "MOOOOOMMMMYYYYYY!" would be wonderful given they're taking flight over most of London and narrowly missing the Post Office Tower and Big Ben.
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Broadway Legend
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doodlenyc
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/04
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/21/14 at 12:30pm
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dreamcoat12
Chorus Member
joined:5/9/12
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/21/14 at 08:58pm
Cathy Rigby has always been my favorite. I grew up with her performances and seen her every time she's come to town. Although she is getting older and older, I am amazed that she can keep going (even if the stunts are slightly altered due to her age ... am I correct with that statement?)
However, I have seen both Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan perform the role on youtube and the televised production and enjoyed their performances. The Cathy Rigby version is just so much more magical and exciting for me, as well as my love of Cathy in that role!
jemjeb2
Stand-by
joined:6/28/05
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/22/14 at 11:29am
Bobby Driscoll - Not a middleaged woman.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/22/14 at 11:39am
OMG! Doodle! I forgot about John Candy in that SCTV sketch.

Hilarious! And yes, John Candy (as Divine) is my all-time favorite Peter Pan. No question.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/22/14 at 11:42am
Sandy Duncan in PETER PAN changed my life when I was 5. My first live show.

Cathy Rigby was so amazing to me and I have a jar full of pixie dust from her, a great picture of us and a nice, personalized autograph on the program. Not to mention she was great in the role.

So it's a toss up LOL
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Your favorite Peter Pan
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:27pm
Margo Channing. She was unforgettable, and must play it again soon.

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