Following the success of Beauty and the Beast, Aida and The Lion King, comes word of the newest Disney musical. Disney Presents Tarzan will arrive on Broadway in spring 2006.
A spokesperson for the production confirmed that the new musical is slated for a spring 2006 Broadway berth at a theatre to be announced. No casting has been set, although the musical will boast a company of 34.
Disney Presents Tarzan will feature direction as well as set and costume design by Bob Crowley, choreography by Meryl Tankard with flying/climbing design by Pichon Baldinu of De La Guarda fame. Natasha Katz will design the lighting with sound design by John Shivers.
Phil Collins, who penned the score for Disney's animated "Tarzan" film, has written several additional songs for the stage version. The musical will also feature a book by David Henry Hwang, adapted from the film's screenplay by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and based on the novel "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.