May 11, 2006: The tree-surfing title character is not the only creature sailing through the air in "Tarzan," the giant, writhing green blob with music that opened last night at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Apes, flowers, moths, a snake, a leopard, a hut-size spider, two shipwrecked Victorians, an English botanist in her underwear: no sooner do such figures make their entrances in this restless adaptation of the 1999 Disney animated film than they find themselves pulled into some kind of airborne aerobics.READ THE REVIEW
Tarzan BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 10, 2006
- July 8, 2006
Theater: Richard Rodgers / 226 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Disney Theatrical Productions presents Tarzan, a new musical. Two-time Tony Award-winner Bob Crowley (Aida, Carousel), directs and designs scenery and costumes. Oscar and six-time Grammy Award winner Phil Collins has written the music and lyrics, expanding his songs for Disney's film into a complete theatre score. Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) has written the book, adapted from the screenplay by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, and Noni White and based on the novel, Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Choreography is by Meryl Tankard, with aerial movement by Pichón Baldinu (De La Guarda).
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Tarzan