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THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - November 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 to Become Broadway's First $1 Billion Show
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this month, Disney's The Lion King will become the first Broadway show to reach $1 billion in cumulative gross (more...)
THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2013
Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Pittsburgh, which concluded on Sunday, September 29 at the Benedum Center. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.4 million at the box office and entertained more than 85,000 patrons during 32 performances (one of which was tailored to the needs of patrons on the autism spectrum). This was The Lion King's third sold-out engagement in Pittsburgh, following a six-week premiere in 2004 and a six-week run in 2008 at the Benedum Center. (more...)
Aaron Nelson to Make Broadway Debut in THE LION KING as 'Simba' on Aug 27
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2013
Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome AARON NELSON as Simba, beginning performances on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Quvenzhane Wallis Visits THE LION KING!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 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 KING
by Jennifer Broski - July 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...)
Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Hits $1 Billion
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2013
The Associated Press reports that Disney Theatrical Group's North American tour of The Lion King has hit $1 billion in grosses since its launch in 2002. (more...)
Photo Flash: US Women's National Soccer Team Visits THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - June 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...)
Buyi Zama Joins THE LION KING as Rafiki
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013
Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome BUYI ZAMA as Rafiki, beginning performances with tomorrow's matinee, Saturday, May 18. (more...)
BWW TV: CityBuzz Chats with THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald!
by CityBuzz - March 14, 2013
An oldie but goodie, The Lion King continues to wow audiences of all ages. The cast is impressive and CityBuzz sat down one-on-one with Alton Fitzgerald, the actor who plays Mufasa. (more...)
THE LION KING to Hold Nationwide Open Calls for Broadway and Touring Companies, Beg. Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013
Disney Theatrical Productions will be hosting open auditions, seeking possible future replacements for the Broadway and Touring companies of The Lion King. Auditions for the adult roles of Simba and Nala will be held in Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. Auditions for the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala will take place in New York City at the Apollo Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Visits THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2013
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, 2012's MVP of the American League, kept his feline connection strong while in New York City this past weekend. He and his family took in the hit Broadway show, The Lion King, on Friday, January 18th. Check out a photo of him with the cast below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Phenomenal LION KING, a Must-See Theatrical Event
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2013
San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre plays host to Disney's 'The Lion King' now through January 13, 2013. I put that out there right away 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. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Old Men Rock out to THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - January 11, 2013
In a burst of Lion King pride, a group of gentlemen gathered at a Tim Hortons and sang their hearts out to a familiar showtune. Check out their rendition of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.' (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Happy New Year from THE LION KING National Tour Cast
by Stage Tube - December 31, 2012
The National Tour of Disney's The Lion King leaps onto the SHN Orpheum Theatre stage now through January 13, 2013. The Lion King returns to San Francisco for the first time since its triumphant 43-week run at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in 2004. The cast of the National Tour took a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Click below! (more...)
Exclusive Photos: THE LION KING Kids Sing 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 21, 2012
CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's The Lion King was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)
THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 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 - December 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!
by Jennifer Broski - December 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...)
VIDEO: Cast of THE LION KING 'Feels the Love' on ABC's 'The Chew'
by TV News Desk - December 6, 2012
The cast of Broadway's The Lion King performed 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on this week's 'The Chew' on ABC. Watch the exciting performance below! (more...)
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