Phil Collins will announce that news at the Dutch Theatre Awards May 22. Holland will see the first international mounting of Tarzan, which is based on both the Disney animated film and the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. Tarzan will open at the Circustheatre, which is near Amsterdam, in spring 2007. Germany will see Tarzan some time in 2008.
In a statement, Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher said, "It’s unusual for a second production to be mounted so soon after a Broadway opening, but Joop van den Ende and his team have been supportive of the show throughout its development and I am very pleased it will have its international premiere in The Netherlands.”
Stage Entertainment Chairman Joop van den Ende added, "We love the show and believe it will make a strong connection with European audiences. I am also very proud that Disney has once again selected to give us these exclusive rights.”
Five Disney productions are currently running in Stage Entertainment theatres, including The Lion King (in Germany and Holland), Beauty and the Beast (on tour in Germany and Holland) and Aida (in Germany).
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