Directed by Bill Castellino with choreography by Josh Bergasse, performances are scheduled at the Massachusetts venue for July 12-24. Complete casting will be announced shortly.
The North Shore production will feature the debut of a new 14-piece orchestration for the musical. Librettist Hwang is also working through rehearsals to revise the book.
"This classic tale unfolds in early 1900’s as a shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore," according to North 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, both of their worlds transform forever."
For tickets and more information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd.