Tarzan's Strickland to Co-Host Fox Morning Program

News   Tarzan's Strickland to Co-Host Fox Morning Program Josh Strickland, who stars in the title role of the new Disney musical Tarzan, will co-host Fox's "Good Day New York" Jan. 12.

Strickland will co-host the 8-9 AM hour of the morning news program. "Good Day New York" airs in the metropolitan area on Channel 5; check local listings.

Josh Strickland is currently making his Broadway debut in (and as) Tarzan. He was seen as Mark and Roger in the national tour of the Tony-winning musical Rent. Strickland was also a national finalist on FOX-TV's "American Idol" and appeared on "Star Search 2004."

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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