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Volume 2318

Press Reviews I
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"Ich Tarzan, du Jane!"
Disney's Tarzan Opens in Germany

The Disney musical Tarzan, which features a score by Grammy winner Phil Collins, opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 19. Produced by Stage Entertainment, the production co-stars Anton Zetterholm as Tarzan and Elisabeth Hübert as Jane. Both actors won their roles via the German reality TV casting program "Ich Tarzan, du Jane!" which we have been covering in ERBzine News throughout this year. Since we have attended the two previous opening nights in New York and Holland we felt very excited and honoured when we received another invitation from Disney and ERB, Inc. to attend the Hamburg opening night production and party. Outside of those directly involved with the production, we and ERB, Inc. president Jim Sullos, are the only people to attend all three of the opening night shows.

The Hamburg production of Tarzan, according to press notes, is an "immersive version of the musical, with audience members surrounded by scenic elements and performers acrobatically swinging through the air." This new interpretation of the musical has also garnered much acclaim in Holland, where Tarzan is playing the Circustheatre near The Hague.

Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, is very proud of the success of the production: "Along with our partners at Stage Entertainment, it's been a thrill to work closely with Phil Collins, Bob Crowley (director and designer), Sergio Trujillo and Natasha Katz in the evolution of Tarzan from its inception in New York to this electrifying new incarnation in Germany. 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 opened at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre May 10, 2006, and played its final performance July 8, 2007, after 35 previews and 486 regular performances. Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang wrote the musical's book based on both the Disney film and the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story "Tarzan of the Apes." The complete cast credits are displayed in ERBzine 2317

                                                                                                                        Photo by Kerry Morris
ERB, Inc. President, Jim Sullos and Webmaster, Bill Hillman on the Red Carpet


Intro & Pre-Production
Cast ~ Credits ~ Invitation
Opening Night Press Reviews I
Opening Night Press Reviews II
Tarzan Swings Through Hamburg I
Tarzan Swings Through Hamburg II
Jungle Animals in Hagenbeck Tierpark
Expedition to Tarzan's Pellucidar Home
Trek Around Tarzan's Pellucidar 
Hillman Hamburg Adventure
Opening Night Candid Photos

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