PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011

After New York, Las Vegas, West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Singapore, THE LION KING will officially open at the Teatro Lope De Vega in Madrid on October 21st, 2011 in its first Spanish production. It will be produced by Disney Theatricals and Stage Entertainment. Today, March 2, Thomas Schumacher and Julia Gómez Cora presented the project to the press at Teatro Real in Madrid and BroadwayWorld was was on hand for a performance preview. Photo coverage appears below!

At the event, Brown Lindiwe Mkhize, who plays Rafiki in the West End production, performed 'Circle of Life,' while and Andile Gumbi, the West End's Simba, and Jessica Mears, Hamburg's Nala, performed 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' in Spanish.

THE LION KING began as a 1994 animated feature-length film developed and produced by the Walt Disney Company. On stage, Director Julie Taymor's creative vision blends elements of African art and Broadway artisanship to depict anthropomorphic animal characters. The story, a coming of age parable set among animals indigenous to its setting, the African savanna, tells the tale of Simba, the lion cub who rises to be the King of the jungle.

THE LION KING has been seen by more than 55 million people in 13 different countries and has been translated into five different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch).

Photo Credit: Roberto Mariscal

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Thomas Schumacher

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Julia Gomez Cora

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Zazu

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Scar Mask

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Mufasa Mask

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears and Andile Gumbi

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears and Andile Gumbi

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Andile Gumbi

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears and Andile Gumbi

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Jessica Mears and Andile Gumbi

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
Andile Gumbi and Jessica Mears

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011

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Juan-Jose Gonzalez He was born in Zarzalejo, Madrid (1983). He studied Medicine in Universidad Complutense, and he's always been an avid theater-goer, specially musical theatre. He's attended all the shows he's been able to in Madrid and Barcelona, and from the first time he visited Broadway he wanted to know everything about this world. Soon after he started the first website in spanish dedicated to musical theatre, Palco5.com, along with a great team filled with people who share a great admiration for musicals. From 2007 they've covered all the events, news, and Palco5 has become very well known among the national artists. Working in BWW, letting users from all countries know about spanish scene, is a great joy for him.


 
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