Tarzan Replaces Lottery with Student Rush Program

News   Tarzan Replaces Lottery with Student Rush Program Disney Theatrical Productions has decided to cancel its previously announced lottery ticket program for Broadway's Tarzan in favor of a Student Rush Program, which will begin April 6.

Student Rush tickets, priced at $20, will be available two hours prior to each performance of Tarzan at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. A student ID (any student up to and including the undergraduate level is eligible) is required, and there will be a limit of two tickets per person. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the new policy, Disney's Thomas Schumacher said in a statement, "After witnessing the success of the Lottery Program these past two weeks, I realized that I want to make affordable tickets to Tarzan available to as many students as possible. As someone who grew up wanting to see as much live theatre as I could, it is such a pleasure to be able to make these reduced price tickets available to students for Tarzan."

Tarzan will officially open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street, on May 10.

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Two-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (Aida, Carousel) directs and has designed scenery and costumes for the new musical. Oscar and six-time Grammy Award winner Phil Collins has written the music and lyrics, "expanding his songs for Disney's film into a complete theatre score." Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) has written the book, adapted from the screenplay by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and based on the novel, "Tarzan of the Apes."

Choreography is by Meryl Tankard, with aerial movement by Pichón Baldinu (De La Guarda). Lighting design is by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Aida) and sound design is by John Shivers. Other members of the creative team include Paul Bogaev (Music Producer/Vocal Arrangements) and Doug Besterman (Orchestrations).

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