Photo Coverage: Opening Night at Tarzan

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Tarzan opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on May 10th and BroadwayWorld.com was there! The production stars Josh Strickland as Tarzan, Jenn Gambatese as Jane, Merle Dandridge as Kala, Shuler Hensley as Kerchak, Chester Gregory II as Terk, Timothy Jerome as Professor Porter and Donnie Keshawarz as Clayton. Daniel Manche and Alex Rutherford alternate in the role of Young Tarzan.

Two-time Tony Award-winner Bob Crowley (Aida, Carousel), directs the show; he also designed its scenery and costumes. Oscar- and seven-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, based on the novel, Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Disney film Tarzan.

Choreography is by Meryl Tankard, with aerial design by Pichón Baldinu (De La Guarda). Lighting design is by Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Aida) and sound design is by John Shivers. Other members of the creative team include Paul Bogaev (music producer/vocal arrangements) and Doug Besterman (orchestrations).

A cast recording of the show will be released on June 27th (and is available for pre-order on the show's website). Visit www.tarzanonbroadway.com for tickets and more information. Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

 

 


The Marquee!


Alan Menken


James Marsden


Cynthia McFadden


Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker


Danton Burroughs, Grandson of Edgar Rice Burroughs


Jack O'Brien


Marty Richards


Roger Rees


Christy Carlson Romano


Alex Rutherford & Daniel Manche


Christy Carlson Romano


Sandra Santiago


Josh Strickland


Josh Strickland


Vivienne Tam


Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese & Phil Collins


Bob Crowley, Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese & Phil Collins


Josh Strickland & Jenn Gambatese


Josh Strickland & Jenn Gambatese


Meryl Tankard


Lynn Whitfeld


Lynn Whitfeld


Phil Collins & Bob Crowley


Phil Collins & Bob Crowley


Phil Collins, Merle Dandridge, Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese & Bob Crowley


Bob Crowley


Curtain Call


Merle Dandridge


Merle Dandridge


Ahmet Ertegun


Jenn Gambatese


Jenn Gambatese & Josh Strickland


Jenn Gambatese


Curtain Call


Chestor Gregory II


Chestor Gregory II


Kearran Giovanni


Shuler Hensley


David Henry Hwang


Shuler Hensley


Shuler Hensley and Family


David Henry Hwang and Family


Bob Iger


Natasha Katz


Tim Jerome


Donnie Keshawarz


Donnie Keshawarz


Tim Jerome


Angela Lansbury


Angela Lansbury


Laurence Luckinbill & Lucie Arnaz


Laurence Luckinbill & Lucie Arnaz


Daniel Manche


Amy Adams


Amy Adams


Lucie Arnaz


Pichon Baldinu


Bob Iger & Willow Bay


Phil Collins


Phil Collins


Wayne Cilento


Mario Cantone


Phil Collins


Phil Collins


Phil Collins & Bob Crowley

 


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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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