Wednesday, July 26, 2006
"Peter Pan" To Fly Onto ABC
A new TV movie version of the stage musical "Peter Pan" will come to ABC, probably around Christmas of 2007. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron -- the talents behind terrific TV musicals like "Gypsy" and "Annie" and currently working on "Hairspray" -- will oversee the project. The Mary Martin TV special was one of the landmarks of live tv. I always hated the Disney animated movie (TERRIBLE songs) and I've never seen Cathy Rigby or even heard the Jules Styne numbers from the show. But I love the book (it's quite adult and heartbreaking in the end) and am looking forward to finally hearing it done right. But will they cast a woman as Pan? And can Ian McKellen sing? He's already done Hook in London.