This Day in Disney History- May 10

May 10, 2006

Disney’s new stage musical Tarzan officially opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. In attendance was Danton Burroughs, the grandson of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is the original author of Tarzan of the Apes.

The original Broadway cast was as follows:

  • Josh Strickland as Tarzan
  • Jennifer Gambatese as Jane
  • Shuler Hensley as Kerchak
  • Merle Dandridge as Kala
  • Chester Gregory II as Terk
  • Tim Jerome as Professor Porter
  • Donnie Keshawarz as Clayton
  • Daniel Manche / Alex Rutherford as Young Tarzan