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VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2017

Disney Theatrical has released the second of three videos in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo. This video pairs Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi in The Lion King on Broadway) with Colleen McCann (Curator of Mammals, Bronx Zoo) at the gorilla exhibit. See what she had to say ab... (more...)
Industry Interview: Expanding the Kingdom- How Disney Theatrical Continues to Bring Pride Rock Around the World Industry Interview: Expanding the Kingdom- How Disney Theatrical Continues to Bring Pride Rock Around the World
by Robert Diamond - September 06, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group is getting ready to launch 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...)
VIDEO: Get a 360-Degree View Inside Rehearsals for Disney's THE LION KING VIDEO: Get a 360-Degree View Inside Rehearsals for Disney's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2017

Ever wonder what it feels like to be inside rehearsals for a Broadway show? In a recent video from Disney's The Lion King, viewers can step into rehearsals with a full 360-degree view as the cast rehearses 'The Lioness Hunt.'... (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Marks World Lion Day with Visit to the Bronx Zoo VIDEO: THE LION KING Marks World Lion Day with Visit to the Bronx Zoo
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Disney Theatrical has released the first video (of three) in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo in celebration of World Lion Day. This video pairs Jelani Remy (Simba in The Lion King on Broadway) with Pat Thomas (Curator, Bronx Zoo) from the WCS team at the lion exhibit... (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway's 'Rafiki' Tshidi Manye Kicks Off LION KING Sing-Along in L.A. Photo Flash: Broadway's 'Rafiki' Tshidi Manye Kicks Off LION KING Sing-Along in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2017

In celebration of the upcoming THE LION KING in-home release, a special sing along screening hosted by The Walt Disney Studios and Fandango took place at the famed outdoor venue. The evening kicked off with a special musical performance by the sensational Tshidi Manye, who currently stars as Rafiki ... (more...)
Will Beyonce Join THE LION KING Remake with A Starring Role AND a Soundtrack? Will Beyonce Join THE LION KING Remake with A Starring Role AND a Soundtrack?
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2017

It has been reported that Beyonce is currently in final negotiations to star as Nala in Jon Favreau's upcoming big screen remake of Disney's The Lion King.  ... (more...)
Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical THE LION KING on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriot... (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Keeps the Circle of Life Spinning at West End Live VIDEO: THE LION KING Keeps the Circle of Life Spinning at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 25, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 comes to a close today. Watch The Lion King help kick off day two with their performance below!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - June 03, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life.... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 21, 2017

The awe-inspiring spectacle of The Lion King returns to Greenville's Peace Center on May 31 for an extended run. We spoke to Drew Hirshfield, who plays Zazu in the current touring production.... (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis Disney'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 Economy THE 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 75,00... (more...)
Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour Photo 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...)
Queen Bey Meets THE LION KING: Will Beyonce Play 'Nala' in Jon Favreau's Big Screen Remake? Queen Bey Meets THE LION KING: Will Beyonce Play 'Nala' in Jon Favreau's Big Screen Remake?
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

ComingSoon.net has reported that Jon Favreau's live action remake of The Lion King may acquire the queen as its female lead as Beyonce Knowles is reportedly the front runner for the role of 'Nala', the story's leading lioness.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT W Photo 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... (more...)
VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING VIDEO: 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...)
Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained ... (more...)
The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018 The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 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...)
Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018 Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, announces the first international tour of 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: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House! BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!
by Katie Laban - March 07, 2017

Disney's The Lion King concluded a sold-out engagement on Sunday, February 26th at The Detroit Opera House where it had a triumphant four-week return that grossed over $6.8 million at the box office and entertained more 84,000 theatre goers during thirty-two performances. It is the fourth time for t... (more...)
BWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts Center BWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - March 04, 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...)
THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Return Engagement in Detroit at The Detroit Opera House THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Return Engagement in Detroit at The Detroit Opera House
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Detroit, which concluded on Sunday, February 26 at The Detroit Opera House.  The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 84,000 theatergoers during 3... (more...)
VIDEO: See the Details of THE LION KING'S Mufasa Mask Come Full Circle VIDEO: 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...)
Donald Glover y James Earl Jones protagonizarán EL REY LEÓN Donald Glover y James Earl Jones protagonizarán EL REY LEÓN
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - February 20, 2017

Jon Favreau, el director de la pelicula de accion real de EL REY LEÓN, ha anunciado en su cuenta de Twitter que Donald Glover interpretara a Simba y James Earl Jones sera Mufasa... (more...)
THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 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...)