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THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' TomorrowTHE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the SubwaySTAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the Subway
by Stage Tube - August 6, 2014

The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a New York City subway car to give riders a little surprise. Check out their performance of 'Circle of Life' below! (more...)
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - August 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING Plays Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund Today at the Kennedy CenterDisney's THE LION KING Plays Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund Today at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, is pleased to announce that the producer, cast, and management of Disney's The Lion King have added a special performance to benefit The Fund today, July 30 at 1:30pm in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. The entire company will donate their time and talent for this performance that will directly benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)
VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White HouseVIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - July 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's THE LION KING were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State DinnerPhoto Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING to Play Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund, 7/30 at the Kennedy CenterDisney's THE LION KING to Play Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund, 7/30 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2014

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, is pleased to announce that the producer, cast, and management of Disney's The Lion King have added a special performance to benefit The Fund on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30pm in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. The entire company will donate their time and talent for this performance that will directly benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)
Patrick R. Brown, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Jelani Remy and More to Star in Disney's THE LION KING at the Kennedy Center, 6/17-8/17Patrick R. Brown, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Jelani Remy and More to Star in Disney's THE LION KING at the Kennedy Center, 6/17-8/17
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Disney's The Lion King. The stage production returns to the Kennedy Center from June 17 to August 17, 2014. The press opening night is Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The show's nine-week premiere engagement in 2008 played a sold-out run in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)
BWW TV: THE LION KING's Thulisile Thusi Brings 'The Circle of Life' to STARS IN THE ALLEYBWW TV: THE LION KING's Thulisile Thusi Brings 'The Circle of Life' to STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2014

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented earlier this week in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and below you can check out 'The Circle of Life' as performed by The Lion King's Thulisile Thusi! (more...)
Patrick R. Brown, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Jelani Remy and More to Star in Disney's THE LION KING at the Kennedy Center, 6/17-8/17Patrick R. Brown, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Jelani Remy and More to Star in Disney's THE LION KING at the Kennedy Center, 6/17-8/17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Disney's The Lion King. The stage production returns to the Kennedy Center from June 17 to August 17, 2014. The press opening night is Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The show's nine-week premiere engagement in 2008 played a sold-out run in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of DanceBWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance
by Naomi Serviss - April 17, 2014

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide. (more...)
Esteban Oliver to Join Broadway's THE LION KING as 'Zazu' TomorrowEsteban Oliver to Join Broadway's THE LION KING as 'Zazu' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2014

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING, the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome ESTEBAN OLIVER as Zazu, beginning performances tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (more...)
THE LION KING Premieres New 'Be Prepared' Lyric VideoTHE LION KING Premieres New 'Be Prepared' Lyric Video
by Pat Cerasaro - January 22, 2014

An attention-grabbing, crimson-hued new lyric video for Disney's international screen-to-stage mega-hit musical The Lion King is now available to view. (more...)
Esteban Oliver to join THE LION KING on BroadwayEsteban Oliver to join THE LION KING on Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - January 16, 2014

Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome Esteban Oliver as Zazu, beginning performances on Tuesday, April 1. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Broadway-Bound Idina Menzel Visits THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: Broadway-Bound Idina Menzel Visits THE LION KING!
by Walter McBride - January 13, 2014

Just last night, Idina Menzel, who will return to Broadway on March 30 in IF/THEN, stopped by the Minskoff Theatre to see THE LION KING. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of her backstage with the cast below! (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Cast of THE LION KING Sings Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: Cast of THE LION KING Sings Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 21, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from The Lion King's recording session for 'The First Noel' with castmembers Derrick Davis, Michael Alexander Henry, Lawrence Alexander, Jaysin McCollum, Christopher Freeman, Gabriel Croom, Alan Wiggins, Mduduzi Madela and Jason Michael Webb. (more...)
THE LION KING Opens Tonight in SydneyTHE LION KING Opens Tonight in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, The Lion King opens tonight in Sydney, Australia at the Capitol Theatre, with a record number of tickets already sold. (more...)
Photo Flash: Angelina Jolie Visits THE LION KING in AustraliaPhoto Flash: Angelina Jolie Visits THE LION KING in Australia
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2013

Yesterday, Angelina Jolie and her family took in a performance of The Lion King in Sydney, Australia. All six of her children attended the matinee. Angelina 'loved' the show and signed the autograph wall. Below, Check out a photo of Jolie backstage with the cast! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela on GMASTAGE TUBE: THE LION KING Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela on GMA
by Stage Tube - December 6, 2013

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, the cast of Broadway's THE LION KING performed a special tribute to the legend on today's 'Good Morning America.' Watch the full performance below. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Disney's THE LION KING as Prideful as EverBWW Reviews: Disney's THE LION KING as Prideful as Ever
by Tim Shawver - December 3, 2013

DISNEY'S THE LION KING as prideful as ever (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING Celebrates the Holidays with BC/EFA Benefit TodayDisney's THE LION KING Celebrates the Holidays with BC/EFA Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2013

A festive, family-friendly evening of holiday music and song with cast members from Disney's The Lion King benefiting The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is set for Today, December 2 Doors 7:00 pm Show 8:30 pm at Catalina Bar & Grill 6725 West Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. (more...)
BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KINGBroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - November 29, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. The Lion King just celebrated its 16th anniversary at the Minskoff Theatre, having played over 6660 performances. (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING Plays Holidays at Hollywood Pantages, Beg. TonightDisney's THE LION KING Plays Holidays at Hollywood Pantages, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2013

The Los Angeles return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8pm at the Hollywood Pantages for a limited eight-week engagement through January 12, 2014. Hollywood Pantages General Manager Martin Wiviott says "The Circle of Life is once again complete as THE LION KING returns to its Los Angeles home. From its initial debut here in 2000 until now, the excitement and enthusiasm for this spectacular stage production hasn't diminished, but has instead grown by leaps (of the gazelles) and bounds. All of us here at the Hollywood Pantages look forward to a holiday season full of good cheer and great theatre. Welcome home, Lion King!" (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING to Celebrate the Holidays and Benefit BC/EFA, 12/2Disney's THE LION KING to Celebrate the Holidays and Benefit BC/EFA, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2013

A festive, family-friendly evening of holiday music and song with cast members from Disney's The Lion King benefiting The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is set for Monday, December 2 Doors 7:00 pm Show 8:30 pm at Catalina Bar & Grill 6725 West Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

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