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2010-04-08 09:30:00

LONDON, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- History is littered with examples of brands trying to reinvent themselves to appeal to a new generation, but for one of literature's most successful franchises, all that's required is a return to its roots - literally. Since he first swung onto the world stage in 1912 the bare-chested, savage yet principled character of Tarzan has struck a chord with generation after generation as he fights to protect the jungle, its resources and its...

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2009-05-29 11:27:58

Disney's musical Tarzan has completed its Holland engagement at the Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, just outside Amsterdam after 900 performances. The production, which opened in April 2007 and wrapped last Sunday, was seen by 1.6 million audience members during its run, making it one of the most successful musicals in Holland, representatives for the show said in a news release. Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney animated film, Tarzan, the stage...

2006-05-11 10:15:10

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disney's latest mega-musical "Tarzan" swung into town with a spectacular shipwreck scene and bungee-jumping apes but the critics were lukewarm and several resorted to phrases such as "bungle in the jungle." "Tarzan," which opened on Wednesday night, is among the most expensive musicals on Broadway with a budget reported at between $15 million and $20 million. It is Disney's latest effort to match the success of hit movie-based musicals such as...

2005-12-09 11:57:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former "American Idol" contestant who didn't make the finals of the television talent show will play Tarzan in a new musical of the classic jungle story on Broadway next year. The producers of "Tarzan" said on Thursday Josh Strickland, who was a contestant on the second season of the hit show on the Fox television network, would play the lead in the musical which is due to open in May with music by Phil Collins. Strickland was knocked out in the early rounds of...

2005-08-22 15:00:16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disney said on Monday it was looking for a sexy man of mystery with a rock singer's voice and a swimmer's physique to play the lead role in a new Broadway musical called "Tarzan." "He is NOT a muscle man, as in the traditional Tarzan type," Disney said in a statement announcing August 29 auditions open to both actors and people with no theatrical experience. The producers of the musical scheduled to open in early 2006 said the jungle man must be "charming, sexy,...


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