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Disney Theatricals Premieres Musical TARZAN in Germany


Disney Theatrical Productions premiered the musical TARZAN® last night in Hamburg, Germany at the Theater Neue Flora.  The performance was sold-out and was well received by the German press.  BILD Hamburg, one of Germany’s most influential daily newspapers, said of the production that “Hamburg has a new top musical…breathtaking from the very beginning!”  TARZAN® Hamburg is produced by Stage Entertainment, Disney’s licensed partner and stars Anton Zetterholm as Tarzan and Elisabeth Hübert as Jane.  The stars were found via a casting show, ‘Ich Tarzan, du Jane!’ on Germany’s SAT1 TV station.

The Hamburg production of TARZAN® is an immersive version of the musical, with audience members surrounded by scenic elements and performers acrobatically swinging through the air.  Guided by much of the creative team that developed the original Broadway production, this new interpretation of the show is an incredible success in Holland, where TARZAN® is playing at the Circustheatre near Amsterdam and has already been seen by a million people.

“Along with our partners at Stage Entertainment, it’s been a thrill to work closely with Phil Collins, Bob Crowley, Sergio Trujillo and Natasha Katz in the evolution of TARZAN® from its inception in New York to this electrifying new incarnation in Germany.” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and President of Disney Theatrical Productions. “We’re so proud that TARZAN® continues to astound with this heart-stopping version of the show where audiences feel like part of the action.”

TARZAN® is based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney animated film and features music and lyrics by Phil Collins.  The original cast recording of the Broadway production of TARZAN® was released by Walt Disney Records and is available in music stores nationwide and at online retailers including Amazon, iTunes and Disney Shopping. TARZAN® made its world premiere on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in May, 2006.

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (DTP), a division of Disney Theatrical Group, operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises.  Reaching a global annual audience of more than 10 million people in over 40 countries, DTP produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world including Grammy®, Tony® and Olivier-award winning The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN ® and Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh which is about to launch its national touring engagement.  Its most recent Broadway production, The Little Mermaid, debuted in 2007 and immediately became a Broadway sensation.  That same year, DTP launched the professional touring stage version of Disney’s High School Musical.  In addition, DTP licenses musical titles for local schools and community productions through Musical Theatre International and on its recently launched website,

Disney Theatrical Group also delivers live entertainment around the world through its partnership with Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!, including High School Musical: The Ice Tour and Playhouse Disney Live

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