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Behind The Scenes Of THE LION KING's Scenery

November 19
4:49 PM 2013

Behind The Scenes Of THE LION KING's SceneryLong-running Broadway mega-hit THE LION KING is currently playing around the world, as well, with a new production opening in Sydney, Australia, next month and in honor of the opening Disney has unveiled a new behind the scenes look at the staging, story, scenery and success of the musical titled "Setting The Scene".

Director Julie Taymor, associate director John Stefaniuk, producer Thomas Schumacher and more discuss the incredible visual design of the screen-to-stage adaptation in the new featurette, part of the ongoing Road To Pride Rock series.

"It's a tale that every culture, everybody understands - but how it's told is very original," Taymor astutely observes.

"Children and adults alike suspend their disbelief knowing that it is theatre - that we are not really in a savannah; that we are not really in a jungle - and they go with you," Taymor assertively adds.

THE LION KING plays at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

More information on THE LION KING on Broadway is available at the official site here.

View the new "Setting The Scene" featurette for THE LION KING below.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.