Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment, the largest theatrical producing company in Europe, have announced an expansion of their relationship.
Beginning with their first international production of Elton John
& Tim Rice’s Aida
in 2001, the companies have mounted six Disney musicals that have played to an audience of over 10 million people in Germany and Holland alone. Disney/Stage Entertainment shows have grossed over $400 million in ticket sales.
Continuing this relationship, the two companies announced on May 22nd that Disney’s newest musical, Tarzan,
will be their next co-production in Europe, set to open in Holland next spring at the Circustheatre near Amsterdam. Phil Collins
made the announcement tonight in Holland at a live telecast of the Dutch Theatre Awards. A second production is scheduled to open in Germany in 2008.