Disney’s The Jungle Book to be adapted for the stage

Before the Curtain.

On June 21, The Jungle Book will become the newest musical adaption from the Disney collection. This swinging story is set to premiere on June 21 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. After a five week engagement in the windy city, the live-action musical will transfer to Boston’s Huntington Theatre from September 7 through October 6. Currently, the show does not plan to make an appearance in New York.

Tony-winning director Mary Zimmerman leads the creative team for this all-new adaption. Zimmerman directed the 2002 Broadway production of Metamorphoses and has reunited the entire creative team from that production to work on The Jungle Book. The team includes Tony-nominated set designer Daniel Ostling, lighting designer T.J. Gerckens, costume designer Mara Blumenfeld and sound designer Andre Pluess. Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli confirmed his involvement in the production on March 28. The musical direction and arrangements of

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