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Photo Coverage: Quvenzhane Wallis  Visits THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: Quvenzhane Wallis Visits THE LION KING!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 2, 2013

Just yesterday, 2013 Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis ('Beasts of the Southern Wild') visited The Lion King on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion. Check out photos of Wallis with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Darius Rucker Visits THE LION KINGPhoto Coverage: Darius Rucker Visits THE LION KING
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2013

THE LION KING is the sixth longest-running musical in Broadway history. Translated into seven different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish), the show has been performed in 15 different countries on five continents and continues to create new avenues around the world. Continuing to reign as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world, The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway, on stages across North America, on tour in Japan, and in Tokyo, London's West End, Hamburg, Madrid and in the UK. Last night, musician Darius Rucker (formerly Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish) visited the Broadway show and you can check out photos of him backstage with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: US Women's National Soccer Team Visits THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: US Women's National Soccer Team Visits THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

On Tuesday evening, members of the US Women's National Soccer Team took a break from practice to see the Tony Award-winning Broadway The Lion King on Broadway. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE TonightTHE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants today, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey to Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, 12/10THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey to Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants on Monday, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Strahan Visits THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: Michael Strahan Visits THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 7, 2012

'Live with Kelly and Michael's Michael Strahan just visited the show with his daughters and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White & More at Empire State Building for Show's 15th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White & More at Empire State Building for Show's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, cast members Alton Fitzgerald White, Chondra La-Tease Profit and Lindiwe Dlamini 'flipped the switch' and lit the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights with the signature color of the production. The lights will shine yellow in honor of the anniversary today, December 4, 2012. Check out photos of the cast at the Empire State Building below! (more...)

THE LION KING's Andile Gumbi and Chantel Riley to Appear on 'The Chew' TomorrowTHE LION KING's Andile Gumbi and Chantel Riley to Appear on 'The Chew' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from 'Rhythm of the Pride Lands,' an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of The Lion King is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award-winning song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to the haunting ballad "Shadowland." (more...)

Empire State Building Shines Yellow to Honor THE LION KING's 15th Anniversary on Broadway, 12/4Empire State Building Shines Yellow to Honor THE LION KING's 15th Anniversary on Broadway, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, cast members Alton Fitzgerald White, Chondra La-Tease Profit and Lindiwe Dlamini will 'flip the switch' and light the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights with the signature color of the production. The lights will shine yellow in honor of the anniversary on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 19, 2012

Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King celebrated its 15th Anniversary Sunday evening with a one-night only celebratory performance benefitting The Actors Fund. Virtually the entire creative team, who collectively won six Tony® Awards for their work on the show, reunited for the sold out performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV: THE LION KING'S 15th Anniversary Special - Watch Taymor's Rehearsal, Schumacher's Story & the Special Anniversary Curtain Call!BWW TV: THE LION KING'S 15th Anniversary Special - Watch Taymor's Rehearsal, Schumacher's Story & the Special Anniversary Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2012

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING celebrated its 15th Anniversary Sunday evening with a one-night only celebratory performance benefitting The Actors Fund. Virtually the entire creative team, who collectively won six Tony® Awards for their work on the show, reunited for the sold out performance. (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway Today, November 13THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway Today, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

Disney's landmark musical event, The Lion King, celebrates 15 years on Broadway today, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, New York City). Virtually the entire creative team, who collectively won six Tony Awards for their work on the show, will reunite for a one-night only celebratory performance Sunday, November 18th as a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway, 11/13THE LION KING Celebrates 15 Years on Broadway, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

Disney's landmark musical event, The Lion King, celebrates 15 years on Broadway Tuesday, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, New York City). Virtually the entire creative team, who collectively won six Tony® Awards for their work on the show, will reunite for a one-night only celebratory performance Sunday, November 18th as a benefit for The Actors Fund. For information on purchasing those seats, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the organization, visit: http://www.actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/lion-king-5. (more...)

Andile Gumbi Joins Cast of THE LION KING as 'Simba' TonightAndile Gumbi Joins Cast of THE LION KING as 'Simba' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING, which recently became the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome ANDILE GUMBI as Simba, beginning performances tonight. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's LION KING Celebrates 5000 Performances!Photo Flash: West End's LION KING Celebrates 5000 Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

On Tuesday 13th September the London Company of the award-winning stage musical The Lion King played its 5000th performance at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End. Now in its 12th record-breaking year, The Lion King has been seen by almost 10 million people in the UK and 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful productions in theatre history. (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 5000th Performance!THE LION KING Celebrates 5000th Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

On Tuesday 13th September the London Company of the award-winning stage musical The Lion King will play its 5000th performance at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End. Now in its 12th record-breaking year, The Lion King has been seen by almost 10 million people in the UK and 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful productions in theatre history. (more...)

BWW TV: El Rey León (Madrid) - Es La Noche Del AmorBWW TV: El Rey León (Madrid) - Es La Noche Del Amor
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 2, 2011

Bajo el lema 'El Musical Que Conmueve Al Mundo' se ha presentado esta mañana El Rey León, uno de los espectáculos de mayor éxito de los últimos tiempos en Broadway y en el West End, que se estrenará oficialmente el 21 de octubre en el Teatro Lope De Vega de la Gran Vía madrileña. Aunque aún quedan meses por delante y todavía no han finalizado los castings, Stage Entertainment ha querido presentar ya el proyecto a los medios, coincidiendo con la puesta a la venta de las entradas, incluyendo dos de los temas del musical interpretados por Brown Lindiwe Mkhize (Rafiki en la producción de Londres), que ha interpretado 'Circle Of Life', en inglés, y por Andile Gumbi (Simba en la producción de Londres) y Jessica Mears (Nala en la producción de Hamburgo), que han cantado a dúo en castellano 'Es la Noche del Amor'. (more...)

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 2, 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! (more...)

BWW TV: El Rey León (Madrid) - Circle Of LifeBWW TV: El Rey León (Madrid) - Circle Of Life
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 2, 2011

Bajo el lema 'El Musical Que Conmueve Al Mundo' se ha presentado esta mañana El Rey León, uno de los espectáculos de mayor éxito de los últimos tiempos en Broadway y en el West End, que se estrenará oficialmente el 21 de octubre en el Teatro Lope De Vega de la Gran Vía madrileña. Aunque aún quedan meses por delante y todavía no han finalizado los castings, Stage Entertainment ha querido presentar ya el proyecto a los medios, coincidiendo con la puesta a la venta de las entradas, incluyendo dos de los temas del musical interpretados por Brown Lindiwe Mkhize (Rafiki en la producción de Londres), que ha interpretado 'Circle Of Life', en inglés, y por Andile Gumbi (Simba en la producción de Londres) y Jessica Mears (Nala en la producción de Hamburgo), que han cantado a dúo en castellano 'Es la Noche del Amor'. (more...)

Presentación de 'El Rey León' en el Teatro Real de MadridPresentación de 'El Rey León' en el Teatro Real de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 2, 2011

Bajo el lema 'El Musical Que Conmueve Al Mundo' se ha presentado esta mañana El Rey León, que se estrenará en el Teatro Lope de Vega de Madrid el 21 de Octubre de este año. El acto ha contado con la presencia de Thomas Schumacher, presidente de Disney Theatricals, Julia Gómez Cora, directora de Stage, y Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, alcalde de Madrid. (more...)

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