The "Tarzan" musical will feature the music of Phil Collins (news), who won a best original song Academy Award for writing "You'll Be in My Heart" for Disney's animated film version.
In an interview with Billboard last year, Collins said the "Tarzan" musical is expected to debut in 2005 or 2006. He said he was approached to compose the music for its stage production while working on music for the Disney animated film "Brother Bear."
"Writing the score for 'Brother Bear' has prepared me to write the music for 'Tarzan' (the musical)," Collins said. "The songs in 'Tarzan' are still going to be pop, like in the movie, but they will be more orchestral than it was in the movie."