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Tarzan Swings Into 100th Bway Performance, Aug. 5

Tarzan, the Broadway Musical, will mark its 100th performance on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Saturday, August 5th.  Tarzan opened on May 10, 2006 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) and is presented by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The show has broken the box office record at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for three consecutive weeks, most recently by grossing $857,425 during the week of July 24 – July 30. 

The original cast recording of Tarzan was released by Walt Disney Records and is available now at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, in music stores nationwide and at online retailers including Amazon, iTunes and Disney Shopping.

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.

Three-time Tony Award-winner Bob Crowley (Aida, Carousel), directs and designs scenery and costumes for Tarzan. 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 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.   Other members of the creative team include Paul Bogaev (music producer/vocal arrangements) and Doug Besterman (orchestrations).

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale now through, by calling 212-307-4747, or by visiting

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