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Tarzan Broadway Review

Tarzan Broadway Review

O-M-G. P-U. Tarzan stuuuuuuuuuuuuuunk!!!!!!!  Unlucky me watched the musical Tarzan earlier this week while it was still in previews at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Worst. Musical. Ever. The set was horrendously ugly (neon green ropes acted as vines).  The costumes were vile (the gorilla costumes literally looked like bodysuits with dangling yarn attached to it).  And the choreography was uninspiring (maybe five more weeks at "aerial lab" would have helped).   With a $15-$20 million budget, I expected much much more.   The weakness of the show is that it’s trying to smoosh De La Guarda and an overextended Disney-fied plot together into a whole that has too much going on. Broadway doomsday, aka opening night, is May 10. Check out the Tarzan article in this Sunday’s edition of the NYT that has Broadway message boards buzzing –

  • When the Times invests three pages on set design rather than music, book, or cast, you know you ‘re in trouble.
  • Sorry, maybe its just the picture, but he looks NOTHING like Tarzan should. He looks more like a skinny emo kid rather that an ape-man. Here’s hoping thats just a really bad picture…
  • He looks, um, dainty.

UPDATE :: Tarzan Broadway cast pictures added!

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22-year-old Josh Strickland, an American Idol finalist
 from the second season, plays the title role of Tarzan.
 Jenn Gambatese plays young explorer Jane Porter.
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