"Good Morning America" Spotlights Disney's Tarzan May 10

News   "Good Morning America" Spotlights Disney's Tarzan May 10
 
On the day it officially opens at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, "Good Morning America" will feature a segment about the new Disney musical Tarzan.

The May 10 broadcast of the ABC-TV chat show will feature a backstage tour of the musical, led by composer Phil Collins, director/designer Bob Crowley and co-stars Josh Strickland and Jenn Gambatese. "Good Morning America" airs in the metropolitan area on ABC-TV Channel 7, from 7-9AM ET; check local listings. Tarzan features a score by Phil Collins. Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang has written the musical's book based on both the Disney film and the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story "Tarzan of the Apes." The creative team also includes Meryl Tankard (choreography), Pichón Baldinu (aerial design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), John Shivers (sound design), Paul Bogaev (music producer/vocal arrangements) and Doug Besterman (orchestrations).

Tarzan, according to press notes, begins as "a shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family. When he eventually encounters his first human — Jane Porter, a curious young explorer — both their worlds are transformed forever."

Visit www.TarzanOnBroadway.com for more information.

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