Tarzan Stars to Sing on "Today" Show Sept. 16

News   Tarzan Stars to Sing on "Today" Show Sept. 16
Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese, Merle Dandridge and Chester Gregory II, who co-star in the new Disney musical Tarzan, will be featured on the Sept. 16 broadcast of NBC's "Today" show.

The actors are scheduled to appear during the 8:30–9 AM half-hour and will perform three songs from the production: "You'll Be in My Heart," "For the First Time" and "Who Better Than Me."

NBC's "Today" airs nationally; the morning news program can be seen in the metropolitan area on Channel 4. Check local listings.

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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