Those interested in trying to obtain these tickets will be asked to fill out a lottery form two-and-a-half hours prior to that particular Tarzan performance. Winners for the seats, which are located in the first row of the orchestra, will be chosen two hours before curtain time. There will be a limit of two tickets per person, and tickets must be purchased using cash only.
About the lottery system, Disney Theatricals President Thomas Schumacher said in a statement, "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 for Tarzan. The $20 Lottery Ticket Program will allow us to share this theatrical experience with audience members who may not otherwise be able to see Tarzan, and that is invaluable to me.”
Tarzan will officially open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street, on May 10.
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).