Disney has officially announced that its will indeed bring a stage musical version of TARZAN to Broadway next spring, reports VARIETY. The project had been in the development stage for years. No theater has been announced and Shuler Hensley (THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL) is in final negotiations to take on the title role.
Cast size for DISNEY PRESENTS TARZAN will be 34. There will be no out-of-town tryout, and a previously announced workshop for this summer will not take place.
Phil Collins has written additional songs to the ones he wrote for the 1999 animated film. David Henry Hwang has written the book. Bob Crowley will direct and design sets. Meryl Tankard, will choreograph with flying and climbing design by Pichon Baldinu, who co-created and co-directed the Off Broadway acrobatic hit DE LA GUARDA. Natasha Katz will design lighting and John Shivers will design sound.