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Cast Announced for Disney's THE LION KING, Coming to Schuster Center This SummerCast Announced for Disney's THE LION KING, Coming to Schuster Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Casting has been announced for the Dayton engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Dayton's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Schuster stage from Tuesday, June 7 to Sunday, July 3. The press opening night is Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.  The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a sold-out run at the Schuster Center.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Heather Headley Attends THE LION KING in ChicagoPhoto Flash: Heather Headley Attends THE LION KING in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is currently presenting the return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING. The World's #1 Musical leap tonto the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on December 2, 2015, where it will continue through January 17, 2016. Heather Headley, the musical's original Nala on Broadway, attended Saturday night's performance, where she caught up with the tour's current Nala, Nia Holloway. Check out photos from Headley's visit below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Return of Disney's THE LION KING to ChicagoCast Announced for Return of Disney's THE LION KING to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce casting for the return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING. The World's #1 Musical will leap onto the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) from December 2, 2015 to January 17, 2016. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Roars into Denver TonightDisney's THE LION KING Roars into Denver Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Denver return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm at The Buell Theatre for a limited engagement of four weeks through November 29. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 Reasons Why Disney's THE LION KING Is Still Worth Seeing On TourBWW Review: Top 10 Reasons Why Disney's THE LION KING Is Still Worth Seeing On Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 26, 2015

18 years and billions of box office receipts later, Disney's Tony Award-winning global hit THE LION KING is still going strong both on Broadway and on various touring and sit-down productions across the world. The show's North American tour is currently finishing up its four-week return engagement at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through November 1. The question raised is this: is THE LION KING, Director Julie Taymor's creative stage adaptation of the hit animated classic still worth seeing these days? Absolutely. Here's ten reasons why... (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsDisney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Orange County return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, November 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Broadway San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts plays host to Disney's THE LION KING now through October 4 only. That's the most important thing you need to know because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich cultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized, almost living, breathing animal puppets, THE LION KING will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with laughter, magic and wonder. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 15, 2015

Broadway San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts plays host to Disney's THE LION KING now through October 4 only. That's the most important thing you need to know because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich cultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized, almost living, breathing animal puppets, THE LION KING will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with laughter, magic and wonder. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Begins at the Center for the Performing Arts TonightDisney's THE LION KING Begins at the Center for the Performing Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The San Jose return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Performing Arts for a limited four-week engagement through Sunday, October 4. In San Jose, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Begins Memphis Run TonightDisney's THE LION KING Begins Memphis Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Memphis return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM at the Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Broward Center for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Fort Lauderdale return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Milwaukee return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm at the Milwaukee Theatre for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, December 7. In Milwaukee, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. There will be special weekday matinee performances on Friday, November 28 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, December 4 at 2:00 pm. There will not be a performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). The show's five-week premiere engagement in 2008 played a sold-out run at the Milwaukee Theatre. 'Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations for the return of Lion King in Milwaukee, but there are still great seats available,' said Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LION KING Gets Off to a Roaring Start in ColumbusBWW Reviews: LION KING Gets Off to a Roaring Start in Columbus
by Paul Batterson - Oct 17, 2014

Not all memories of THE LION KING are good ones. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Wade Returns to Columbus as a Queen in LION KINGBWW Interviews: Wade Returns to Columbus as a Queen in LION KING
by Paul Batterson - Oct 7, 2014

Tis good to be the queen. Few people know that more than Tryphena Wade, a 1999 Pickerington High School graduate who plays Sarabi in a touring production of Disney's THE LION KING. The production opens in Columbus on Oct. 14 and will stay in the city until Nov. 9 at Ohio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING LightBWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, Now thru 10/12Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage runs today, September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (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 - Jul 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...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tomorrow in Washington, D.C.THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING opens this week in the Kennedy Center Opera House for a limited nine-week engagement through August 17. In Washington, D.C., THE LION KING plays Tuesdays through Sunday evenings at 7:30pm with 1:30pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be 1:30pm matinees on Wednesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 13. There will not be a performance on Friday, July 4. (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 - Jun 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...)

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...)

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