NBC has also released more promotional material, including new photos from the cast's latest dress rehearsals, the entireity of the 'Making Peter Pan Live' special and more! New interviews about the show are also making their rounds, including a new interview with Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate about the music changes in the show and a brief interview with
The Making of Peter Pan Live! aired last Wednesday. If you didn't catch it then, the full program is available to watch online here. If you're not up for watching the full special, here are some highlights:
- Tinkerbell will be computer-generated puppet (A short clip about how Tinkerbell will be done)
- A real dog will be playing Nana on stage for (maybe) the first time (A short clip about training Bowdie for the show)
- There will be mermaids!
- Wendy's new song is 'tearjearking' (Hear a short clip here)
Sondra Lee, the actress who played the original Tiger Lily in the Broadway and 1955 telecast version of the show, went on record in an interview with the NY Post about her decision not to watch the show. "I just can't bear it," she said. "I wish them well, but I have such wonderful memories of ours, of Jerry Robbins, his dances, his mind, of Mary and the adorable Cyril."
Sondra Lee also revealed that she wasn't happy about the changes made to "Ugg-a-Wugg," which has been revamped with the help of composer Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate. "There was no such thing as political correctness when we did the show. The song is about word games, and kids play word games all the time ... People come up to me all the time and say, 'ugg-a-wugg!' They love it. If you have a classic, don't mess with it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
A new interview between Indian Country Today Media Network and Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate revealed a bit more about the revamped music in the show, including the new Wyandotte word chosen to replace the nonsensical "Ugg-a-Wugg."
Tate revealed that it was NBC who reached out to the CEO of American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk, and it was through Skyhawk's recommendation that NBC contacted Tate about becoming a consultant for the show. Tate, who contacted members of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma in search for a word or phrase that would work with the music, eventually decided on using "owa he," which is a Wyandotte word meaning "come here."