Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tarzan Swings Into Broadway Tonight
Disney's latest animated movie feature turned Broadway production -- Tarzan -- opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. If advance ticketing is any indication, this will be a huge hit. With a score written by Phil Collins, Tarzan's movie incarnation was about the last major old-school animated success for Disney. Collins has written more tunes for the stage version that includes newcomer -- OK, direct from "American Idol" -- Josh Strickland in the title role. In the supporting cast, look for Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley, who winningly brought new emotional depth to Jud Fry in the West End and Broadway's last version of Oklahoma a few years back. We'll see tomorrow which way the critical reviews swing for this umpteenth version of the classic jungle story.
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