Musicals on Television

by John Kenrick

(Copyright 1996-2003)

Peter PanMary Martin performs "I'm Flyin'" during her landmark TV version of Peter Pan.

There have been hundreds of musicals produced for television. Some were adaptations of existing stage and film musicals, but many were written specifically for the small screen. Though seen by millions of people, little has been written about these musicals and very few soundtrack recordings have been released since the end of LP albums. As a result, most TV musicals are soon forgotten. These pages seek to preserve some memory of these musicals, and to promote interest in this once rich performing tradition.

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