In May 2011, the producers of the show entered into arbitration with Local 802, the union which represents Broadway musicians, after union leaders expressed concern over the relatively small number of musicians in the musical's orchestra. The show uses only nine musicians in the pit. Per an agreement between Local 802 and the Broadway League, a musical is required to have at least 18 musicians in the pit, unless they have been granted a special exception for "creative purposes". According to Local 802, Priscilla does not qualify for that exception.
America's Got Talent (7/11/2011)
Performer(s): Will Swenson, and others
Song(s): Shake Your Groove Thing, MacArthur Park, Medley
The 65th Annual Tony Awards (6/12/2011)
Performer(s): Martha Washington, and others
Song(s): It's Raining Men
The Today Show (3/18/2011)
Performer(s): Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams, and others
Song(s): We Belong, I Will Survive
Notes: Bette Midler had a short interview with Matt Lauer before the performance of "I Will Survive". The two songs were separate segments on the show.