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Strickland & Collins Featured on Access Hollywood, July 5

On Wednesday, July 5th, Phil Collins and Josh Strickland of Tarzan, The Broadway Musical, will be featured on 'Access Hollywood." "Access Hollywood" airs on Channel 4 – WNBC in the tri-state area.

Tarzan opened May 10, 2006 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). The show is presented by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The original cast recording of Tarzan was released on June 27 by Walt Disney Records and is available now in retail stores nationwide as well as on iTunes.

Tarzan features music and lyrics by Academy Award- and seven-time Grammy Award winner Collins , who made his Broadway composing debut with this production. The score includes the five songs Collins wrote for Disney's 1999 animated film, Tarzan ("Two Worlds," "Son of Man," "Trashin' the Camp," "Strangers Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "You'll Be In My Heart"), as well as new songs that Collins has written for the Broadway musical, including "Who Better Than Me," "For the First Time," "Everything That I Am," "Waiting for This Moment," "No Other Way," "I Need to Know," "Sure as Sun Turns to Moon," "Different" and "Like No Man I've Ever Seen." The Grammy and Tony Award-winning music team behind Tarzan includes Paul Bogaev (music producer/vocal arrangements), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Jim Abbott (music director/dance arrangements).

Tarzan stars 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.

The production also features: Darrin Baker, Marcus Bellamy, Celina Carvajal, Dwayne Clark, Veronica deSoyza, Kearran Giovanni, Michael Hollick, Joshua Kobak, Kara Madrid, Kevin Massey, Anastacia McCleskey, Rika Okamoto, Marlyn Ortiz, Whitney Osentoski, John Elliott Oyzon, Andy Pellick, Angela Phillips, Stefan Raulston, Horace V. Rogers, Sean Samuels, Nick Sanchez, Niki Scalera, Natalie Silverlieb, JD Aubrey Smith and Rachel Stern.

In addition to the music team mentioned above, three-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (Aida, Carousel, The History Boys), directs and designs scenery and costumes for Tarzan. Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) has written the book, based on the story, Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the 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.

For more information about Tarzan, visit the show's official website at  Call 212-307-4747 or visit for tickets.

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