Disney's THE LION KING to Return to Hollywood Pantages for Extended Run, 11/20-1/12
Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Los Angeles' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Hollywood Pantages stage from November 20, 2013 - January 12, 2014. The press opening night is Friday, November 22 at 8pm. The landmark musical will return to Los Angeles for the first time since its triumphant return engagement in November 2006, where the production played a sold-out run at Hollywood Pantages.
The production features Patrick R. Brown as "Scar", L. Steven Taylor as "Mufasa", Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as "Rafiki", Nick Cordileone as "Timon", Andrew Gorell as "Zazu", Ben Lipitz as "Pumbaa", Jelani Remy as "Simba", Nia Holloway as "Nala", Keith Bennett as "Banzai", Rashada Dawan as "Shenzi" and Robbie Swift as "Ed." The role of "Young Simba" is alternated between Jordan A. Hall and Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, and the role of "Young Nala" is alternated between Nya Cymone Carter and Zyasia Jadea Page.
Rounding out the cast are Andrew Arrington, Raymond Baynard, Russell Joel Brown, Amyia Burrell, Thembelihle Cele, Leroy Church, Erynn Marie Dickerson, Tony Freeman, Eleasha Gamble, Shameika Hines, Michael Hollick, J.E. Johnson, Deidre Lang, Mykal D. Laury II, Farah Lopez, Tonoccus McClain, Kendra Moore, Matthew S. Morgan, Selena Moshell, Sihle Ngema, Lilli-Anne Parks, Rob Parks, Kevin Petite, Devin L. Roberts, Maurica Roland, Mpume Sikakane, John Sloan III, Vusi Sondiyazi, Thandazile A. Soni, Derrick Spear, Bravita Threatt, Tryphena Wade, Sharron Lynn Williams and Frank Wright II.
Individual tickets for THE LION KING may be purchased online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am except for holidays. Groups of 15 or more may inquire about pricing and availability by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com or calling 1-866-755-3075.
The regular performance schedule for THE LION KING is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. There will be special weekday matinees at 1pm on November 20th & 27th and January 8th. The Holiday Performance Schedule is as follows: November 29 - December 1, 2013: Friday at 2pm & 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 1pm. December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014: Monday & Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.