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Tarzan Likely As Next Disney Broadway Musical

Tarzan Likely As Next Disney Broadway MusicalCasting notices are out for Disney's Tarzan indicating the likelihood of a 2005-2006 Broadway bow.

The creative team includes Bob Crowley (Director and Designer), Meryl Tankard (Choreography) and Jeff Lee (Associate Director). Music and Lyrics are by Phil Collins who penned additional songs for the musical with David Henry Hwang's (Flower Drum Song) serving as the book writer. It should be noted that Collins won an Oscar in 1999 for his "You'll Be In My Heart." The screenplay for which the musical is based on was written by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and inspired by the classic novel written by Edgar Rice Burroghs.

Last year the show was workshopped featuring a bevy of broadway notables including this year's Tony nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Matthew Morrison as the Adult Tarzan. Also in the workshop were Adam Pascal, Laura Bell Bundy, Will Chase, Christopher Fitzgerald, Anika Larsen, Joshua Koback, Cass Morgan, Doug Paxton Whitehead among others.

Disney is currently represented on Broadway with the long running hits Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.

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