"Today" Show Welcomes Tarzan, Jane and Phil Sept. 2

News   "Today" Show Welcomes Tarzan, Jane and Phil Sept. 2
The newest Disney musical, Tarzan, which plays Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, will be featured on the Sept. 2 broadcast of the "Today" show.

Josh Strickland and Jenn Gambatese, who portray, respectively, Tarzan and Jane in the new musical, will be joined by Tarzan composer Phil Collins for a behind-the-scenes look at the production. NBC's "Today" airs in the metropolitan area on Channel 4 from 7-9 AM ET; 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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