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THE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, played its 6,681st performance on Saturday evening, November 30th, surpassing the original Broadway production ofLes Miserables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

As the 2013 calendar year comes to a close, Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, celebrates several milestones around the globe. (more...)

THE 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, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 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 Flash: THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White & More at Empire State Building for Show's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 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' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 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, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 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...)

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 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, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 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...)

D2GB Children's Broadway Camp Kicks Off 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dare to Go Beyond (D2GB) Children's Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolución Latina, will kick off Monday, July 16th, with a five-day curriculum taught by nearly three dozen Broadway and international artists. (more...)

Syndee Winters Joins THE LION KING as 'Nala' Tonight, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2012

THE LION KING welcomes Syndee Winters as Nala, beginning performances tonight, June 1. Making her Broadway debut, Winters joins the New York company of THE LION KING directly from the North American tour. Winters will play her final Broadway performance Sunday, August 26, 2012. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, THE LION KING is playing at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For more information, visit LionKing.com. (more...)

Adam Jacobs Announces Hiatus from THE LION KING; Dashaun Young to Return
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

THE LION KING will welcome Dashaun Young back to Broadway as Simba, beginning performances Wednesday, May 16. Young has previously played the role of Simba on Broadway, North American tour, and most recently in the Las Vegas company. (more...)

Patrick R. Brown Joins Cast of THE LION KING as 'Scar'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING is pleased to welcome PATRICK R. BROWN as Scar, beginning performances Monday, January 16. Making his Broadway debut, Brown previously played the role of Scar in the Singapore production of THE LION KING. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, THE LION KING is playing at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For tickets, show information and performance schedule, call Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717 or visit online, LionKing.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Happy 14th Broadway Birthday LION KING!
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 14, 2011

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING celebrated 14 years on Broadway last night, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 14 Years On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING celebrates 14 years on Broadway on Sunday, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 14 Years On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING celebrates 14 years on Broadway on Sunday, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: James Cameron Visits THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING, welcomed James Cameron and his daughter, Josephine to the show on October 12. Check out photos of the duo with the cast below! (more...)

Adam Jacobs to Take on Simba in THE LION KING, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING is pleased to welcome ADAM JACOBS as Simba, beginning performances the week of August 29. Jacobs, who most recently starred in the title role of the world premiere of Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, previously played the role of Simba on national tour. Clifton Oliver played his final performance as Simba on Friday, August 26. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, THE LION KING is playing at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For tickets, show information and performance schedule, call Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717 or visit online, LionKing.com. (more...)

ESPECIAL BWW - THE ROAD TO PRIDE ROCK - Richard Hudson
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 25, 2011

Retomamos el camino a Pride Rock con una entrevista al escenógrafo de la producción original de Broadway, Richard Hudson, que se alzó con el Premio Tony a la Mejor Escenografía en 1998 por El Rey León. BroadwayWorld pudo charlar con este artista sobre su trabajo en este espectáculo, a pocos metros del Lyceum Theatre de Londres, donde el musical se representa desde hace casi 12 años. (more...)

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