19 Mar 2007
Sergio Trujillo, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his choreography for Jersey Boys, is currently in Amsterdam working on the European debut of Disney's Tarzan.
Tarzan, as previously reported, will open April 15 at the Circustheatre near Amsterdam. Heading the cast of the Dutch-language production will be 27-year-old Ron Link from Nijmegen in the title role with 27-year-old Chantal Janzen from Tegelen as Jane.
Trujillo, according to a presss release, is "collaborating on a new concept for the European production of [Tarzan]." The choreographer said in a statement, "I am truly honored to be working with Disney. Tarzan is a wonderfully inventive show and I look forward to moving the characters and story in new and different ways."
In addition to Jersey Boys, Trujillo also choreographed All Shook Up, the City Center Encores! productions of Kismet and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. He also choreographed Zhivago and The Wiz, both at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Tarzan continues to play Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The musical features a score by Phil Collins. Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang wrote the musical's book based on both the Disney film and the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story "Tarzan of the Apes." Directed by Bob Crowley, the Broadway 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).