The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, May 8, 1950

Peter Pan (by Sir James M. Barrie; music & lyrics by Leonard Bernstein; produced by Peter Lawrence & R. L. Stevens) is 45 years old. But Peter has had his wish: he has never grown up, will be a boy forever. For the more discriminating theatergoer of ten or eleven, Barrie's fantasy is an absolute must; even for the parent at his side, it is oftener candy than medicine.

As a fairytale through which float and gleam all the magical, unmodified desires of childhood, Peter Pan can be rather touching at moments, and it is not too heavily coated with the stickier...

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