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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)
VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KINGBWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KING
by Angie Stanton - May 19, 2016

THE LION KING, the Tony winning international hit rolled into Madison this month and wardrobe supervisor Gregory Young generously gave me a behind the scenes peek at how he and his team transform the cast into powerful lions, graceful gazelles and hilarious hyenas. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE BACHELOR'S Ben Higgins and Fiancť Lauren Bushnell Attend THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: THE BACHELOR'S Ben Higgins and Fiancť Lauren Bushnell Attend THE LION KING
by Nora Dominick - March 18, 2016

The Bachelor's Ben Higgins and fiance Lauren Bushnell attended the long-running Disney musical THE LION KING last night! Higgins was featured on this latest season of The Bachelor that ended earlier this week. (more...)
VIDEO: Casts of THE LION KING & ALADDIN Join Forces in Brand New Medley on GMA!VIDEO: Casts of THE LION KING & ALADDIN Join Forces in Brand New Medley on GMA!
by TV News Desk - January 8, 2016

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King and ALADDIN joined forces on this morning's Good Morning America to perform an epic brand new medley. Check out the appearance in full below! (more...)
THE LION KING, ALADDIN & More Propel Disney Theatrical to New MilestonesTHE LION KING, ALADDIN & More Propel Disney Theatrical to New Milestones
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions celebrates several 2015 milestones for its hit Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin and the North American touring productions of The Lion King and Newsies. (more...)
THE LION KING Breaks Records on Broadway & the RoadTHE LION KING Breaks Records on Broadway & the Road
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2015

The Lion King broke the eight-performance-week house records on Broadway and on the North American tour at their respective theatres, The Minskoff Theatre and Chicago's Cadillac Palace, for the week ending December 27, 2015.   (more...)
Photo Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2015

EMPIRE stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealy recently visited Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway, stopping to pose with cast members Aaron Nelson (Simba) and Nia Holloway (Nala) after the show. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)
VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 25, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in tonight's episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING Stars Appear on CBS's CODE BLACK TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING Stars Appear on CBS's CODE BLACK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2015

THE LION KING will be featured on the hit CBS drama, CODE BLACK, starring Marcia Gay Harden, in tonight's (Nov. 25, 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) episode on the CBS Television Network. The episode features Alton Fitzgerald White, who played a record-breaking 4,000 performances as 'Mufasa' in The Lion King, as well as eight members of The Lion King North American Tour. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the episode! (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Guests on CBS's 'Code Black'VIDEO: First Look - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Guests on CBS's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 24, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in the November 25th episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look - Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING to Guest on CBS's 'Code Black'Photo Flash: First Look - Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING to Guest on CBS's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 24, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's THE LION KING more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in the November 25th episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)
Photo Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 VideoPhoto Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 Video
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2015

Scroll down to watch THE LION KING's Broadway company experience the 360 virtual reality video for the first time! Featured are Tshidi Manye (who plays Rafiki and is one of the featured soloists in the video), ensemble members Jaysin McCollum and Bravita Threatt, and Chantel Riley (Nala). (more...)
UPDATED: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Big Cats Shouldn't Be Copycats'; Disney RespondsUPDATED: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Big Cats Shouldn't Be Copycats'; Disney Responds
by Jessica Khan - November 18, 2015

In response to today's announcement touting The Lion King's new 360 degree video, Andrew Lloyd Webber, who released a fully immersive 360 degree music video last month for 'You're in the Band,' a musical number from Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL, had a few words for the Disney musical's feline company. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Circle of Life' From Every Angle in THE LION KING's New 360 Video!STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Circle of Life' From Every Angle in THE LION KING's New 360 Video!
by Stage Tube - November 18, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360¬į footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check it out below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING to Debut 360 Degree Filming of 'The Circle of Life' Tomorrow; Watch Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING to Debut 360 Degree Filming of 'The Circle of Life' Tomorrow; Watch Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - November 17, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360¬į footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check out a sneak peek at the video below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway's THE LION KING Unveils Stylish New T-Shirt DesignsPhoto Flash: Broadway's THE LION KING Unveils Stylish New T-Shirt Designs
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Below, check out photos of the new t-shirt designs, modeled by THE LION KING North American Tour cast members Kendra Moore, Sihle Ngema, Tryphena Wade, Roderick Lawrence, Vusi Sondiyazi and Thembelihle Cele! (more...)
THE LION KING Will Launch Digital Lottery Starting Next Week!THE LION KING Will Launch Digital Lottery Starting Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

According to the New York Times, THE LION KING is about to launch an online lottery, giving fans a chance at $30 next-day tickets.  Disney Theatrical Productions' Andrew Flatt, told NYT: "For many years we have explored ways to make more affordable tickets to The Lion King available to the public, but when we've tried a student rush in the past, some ticket brokers purchased the tickets at the rush price and resold them for much more than their face value." To participate, fans can enter starting the day before a performance (at lionking.com/lottery) and will receive an immediate notification if they have won. They then will pay online and collect tickets at the box office before the show. (more...)
THE LION KING Becomes 3rd-Longest Running Broadway Show of All Time; Passes CATSTHE LION KING Becomes 3rd-Longest Running Broadway Show of All Time; Passes CATS
by Sally Henry - October 31, 2015

THE LION KING has surpassed the other feline-centric show to make Broadway history. (more...)
Public Invited to Attend Live Taping of THE LION KING's 'The Circle of Life' on BroadwayPublic Invited to Attend Live Taping of THE LION KING's 'The Circle of Life' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2015

In celebration of The Lion King's upcoming 18th anniversary, the public is invited to be a part of a packed house to cheer on the thrilling 'Circle of Life' as the Broadway production of The Lion King captures its first production footage since shortly after opening in 1997. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White and More to Appear on CBS's CODE BLACKPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White and More to Appear on CBS's CODE BLACK
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2015

THE LION KING will be featured on the hit CBS drama, CODE BLACK, starring Marcia Gay Harden, in an episode to air Wednesday, Nov. 25 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The episode features Alton Fitzgerald White, who played a record-breaking 4,000 performances as 'Mufasa' in The Lion King, as well as eight members of The Lion King North American Tour. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the episode! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING's Patrick R. Brown Transformed Into Scar in 30 SecondsSTAGE TUBE: THE LION KING's Patrick R. Brown Transformed Into Scar in 30 Seconds
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015

A time-lapse video revealing the amazing process make-up process. (more...)
Simba Hits Vegas? Julie Taymor Reveals Original THE LION KING EndingSimba Hits Vegas? Julie Taymor Reveals Original THE LION KING Ending
by Sally Henry - September 27, 2015

Simba almost headed to Las Vegas in the Broadway version of THE LION KING. (more...)
PODCAST: Alec Baldwin Chats With Julie Taymor On Life Before and After THE LION KINGPODCAST: Alec Baldwin Chats With Julie Taymor On Life Before and After THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - September 9, 2015

The acclaimed director of theatre, opera and film doesn't like to be put in a box. (more...)
THE LION KING Animator Creates Artwork in Tribute to Cecil, the LionTHE LION KING Animator Creates Artwork in Tribute to Cecil, the Lion
by Movies News Desk - August 5, 2015

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