Photo Flash: Tarzan Meets Jane
Manila, Philippines, May 15, 2013--Viva Atlantis Theatricals Inc., whose recent maiden production was Terrence McNally and David Yazbek's Broadway musical "The Full Monty," officially presented to the media earlier today Broadway star Dan Domenech ("Rock of Ages," "Glee") and pop star Rachelle Ann Go ("Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Party Pilipinas"), who will play the roles of Tarzan and Jane, respectively, in the Asian premiere of Phil Collins and David Henry Hwang's Broadway musical "Disney's Tarzan." The post-summer production opens at Meralco Theater on Friday, June 14.
Based on the novel "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, which inspired the 1999 Disney animated film, the Broadway musical tells the story of a newborn boy who gets stranded in the African wilderness, where the infant grows up in the company of apes. He later discovers civilization when he meets Jane, a daughter of an English explorer.
Disappointingly, "Disney's Tarzan," which opened in March 2006 at Richard Rodgers Theatre, ran on Broadway for one year and a half only.
However, its production in Hamburg, Germany, which opened in October 2008 at Neue Flora Theater, is still running strong for five years now.
Viva Atlantis Theatrical's take on "Disney's Tarzan," features stage direction by Chari Arespacochaga ("The Full Monty," "Disney's The Little Mermaid"), set design by Lex Marcos ("Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Next to Normal"), and musical direction by Ceejay Javier ("Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Piaf").
The Philippine production will have a limited run of four weekends only.
For more information, visit Viva Atlantis Theatricals Inc. on Facebook.
Photo credit: Rachelle Ann Go