1955 Television Broadcast
On March 12, 1955, NBC-TV broadcast a live 90-minute performance of A Connecticut Yankee starring Eddie Albert, Janet Blair and Gale Sherwood, with Boris Karloff as King Arthur. Produced and directed by Max Liebman, the show featured most of Rodgers & Hart’s score, with a new book adapted by four young masters of comedy: William Friedberg, Neil Simon, Will Glickman and Al Schwartz. Though the original program was broadcast in color, the only extant video (released on DVD in 2011) was made from a black and white kinescope of the original broadcast. No color copy is known to exist.