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VIDEO: THE LION KING Wins Best Presentation and Bonnet Design at BC/EFA's Broadway Bonnet CompetitionVIDEO: THE LION KING Wins Best Presentation and Bonnet Design at BC/EFA's Broadway Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2017

Broadway's best shared playful parodies, stirred emotions and delivered dance-driven delights at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Video of was released through BC/EFA's Facebook page, check out THE LION KING's multiculturally beautiful presentation and bonnet! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. LouisDisney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)
THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local EconomyTHE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)
Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on TourPhoto Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)
Photo Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT WPhoto Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

Broadway at W Times Square continues to wow audiences and hotel guests with their new, hit concert series featuring Broadway cast members and their respective shows accompanied by acoustic guitar and cajon. On Sunday, March 19th, cast members from the Disney staple THE LION KING shared their amazing talents in the raw, up-close and intimate setting of W Times Square Hotel. Special guest host was HAMILTON star and NBC's Hairspray Live! 'Seaweed J. Stubbs' Ephraim Sykes. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below! (more...)
Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KINGPodcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - March 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)
The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group announces the first international tour of the world's #1 musical, Disney's The Lion King, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. (more...)
BWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - March 4, 2017

The touring production of THE LION KING now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center is absolutely exceptional. One would be hard-pressed to find a finer or stronger assembly of actors, singers, and dancers than this remarkable company. (more...)
VIDEO: See the Details of THE LION KING'S Mufasa Mask Come Full CircleVIDEO: See the Details of THE LION KING'S Mufasa Mask Come Full Circle
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2017

In the latest installment of Disney Theatrical Group's 'Stage Props' series, the details of the Mufasa mask are brought full circle.  (more...)
THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 MillionTHE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2017

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in New Orleans theatrical history with a gross of $7.5 million. (more...)
Be Prepared! THE LION KING Welcomes New Scar TonightBe Prepared! THE LION KING Welcomes New Scar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2017

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, welcomes Stephen Carlile as Scar beginning performances tonight, Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. Carlile makes his Broadway debut, having originated the role of Scar on the UK tour of The Lion King. (more...)
We Just Can't Wait! THE LION KING Will Celebrate 8000th Performance on BroadwayWe Just Can't Wait! THE LION KING Will Celebrate 8000th Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2017

THE LION KING, the award-winning best musical, celebrates a milestone achieved by only two other shows in Broadway history with its 8,000th performance on Broadway at this Saturday's matinee, January 21st, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE LION KING Cast Records for Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: THE LION KING Cast Records for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 23, 2016

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE LION KING's Powerful GYPSY OF THE YEAR PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE LION KING's Powerful GYPSY OF THE YEAR Performance
by Stage Tube - December 9, 2016

At Gypsy of the Year 2016, cast members from The Lion King performed a moving spoken-word piece giving voice to those marginalized by the current political climate performed by cast members Lamar Baylor, Kimberly Marable, Matthew Morgan, Brenda O'Brien and L. Steven Taylor.  (more...)
THE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This SundayTHE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2016

Entering its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London's West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai; Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.   (more...)
STAGE TUBE: ESPN Explores Stamina on Broadway at THE LION KINGSTAGE TUBE: ESPN Explores Stamina on Broadway at THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - November 1, 2016

The Lion King teamed up with 'ESPN Sport Science' for an exclusive look behind the scenes at the physical and mental athleticism required to perform in the award-winning best musical 8 times a week. The result is a three-part video series, with the first video, 'Sport Science Lion King Edition - Stamina,' below! (more...)
THE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured ProductionTHE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured Production
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that THE LION KING North American tour will unveil a newly-configured production in October 2017, allowing the award-winning musical to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which previously couldn't accommodate the show. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING Cast Roars at Broadway SessionsBWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING Cast Roars at Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - September 26, 2016

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BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome LION KING Cast Members This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome LION KING Cast Members This Week
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday, September 8th, Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome cast members from the Tony award winning, box office behemoth, The Lion King. (more...)
THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in MinneapolisTHE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North American with a sold-out engagement in Minneapolis, which concluded on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)
BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne WalkerBWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne Walker
by Caryn Robbins - July 27, 2016

Today, Adrienne Walker speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning show and explains why her casting 'just kind of swept me off my feet!' (more...)
THE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton RunTHE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton Run
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2016

Disney's The Lion King concluded its second triumphant engagement in Dayton on Sunday, July 3 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The four-week return grossed over $5 million at the box office and entertained nearly 68,000 patrons during 32 performances. The award-winning musical's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a record-breaking run at The Schuster Center. (more...)
THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next WeekTHE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)
Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)

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