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Credits: Motown the Musical, "Simba" in The Lion King (Broadway, West End, Tour, Vegas), Hairspray (1st National Tour), Legends (NY Premiere), Sex and The City 2 (Film and Soundtrack). Workshops/Readings: Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Strange Loop, Triassic Parq, The Scottsboro Boys, and Emerald Man. Excited to join the Motown family. Hi Mom!

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[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]

Drifter [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012

[Beverly, MA (Regional)]
North Shore Music Theatre Production, 2006

[New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2002
Simba [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Simba [Replacement]

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Carly Hughes, Steven Cutts, and More Will Take Part in #SPEAKBLACKWALLSTREET Tonight

Broadway veterans Carly Hughes (American Wife, Pippin), Julian Elijah Martinez (Wu Tang: An American Saga), and Tony nominee Charl Brown (Motown), join creator and Camp film star Steven Cutts (Hairspray) along with others in a special tribute to Black Wall Street, the thriving Black commercial district of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900s.

Photos: Michael Urie Hosts 'Opening Night at Bloomingdale's 59th Street'

Last night, actor and star of “Chicken and Biscuits” Michael Urie hosted “Opening Night at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street”, a celebration of New York City and Broadway taking place at the Bloomingdale’s flagship.

Ciara Renee, Ali Ewoldt, Matt Doyle, and More to Perform in Virtual Concert 'Music From Broadway Afar'

Singer Rebecca Winckworth and her team are presenting the next concert a?oeMusic From Broadway Afara?? on September 13th at 8pm UK time or 3pm EDT. The show will feature over 20 stars from Broadway including current leads from Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Frozen, The Lion King, Company, Book of Mormon, and many more! 

BWW Review: THE LION KING, Edinburgh Playhouse

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King tells the story of Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

THE LION KING Begins Second UK And Ireland Tour At The Bristol Hippodrome

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland began their UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING at The Bristol Hippodrome last night, Thursday 12 September. The tour will continue on to Edinburgh, Bradford, Cardiff and Southampton with further dates to be announced in due course

BWW Review: THE LION KING, Bristol Hippodrome

Occasionally, when musicals head out on tour, the grandeur and the spectacle that exists to thrill audiences in London seems to get lost somewhere around the M25. Thankfully, that's not the case with Disney's The Lion King.

Disney's THE LION KING Announces Casting For UK And Ireland Tour

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Celebrates 2000 Performances On Broadway

Last night, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrated 2000 performances on Broadway! BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the big day, and you can check out photos below!

Kate Reinders Joins the Cast of BEAUTIFUL as Cynthia Weil

Kate Reinders will play Cynthia Weil in the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre starting Friday, October 19.

Abby Mueller Returns to BEAUTIFUL Following Melissa Benoist's Exit

Abby Mueller will return to the title role in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre starting Tuesday, August 7.

Announcing First Reading Of Journey Of THE AMERICAN NEGRO MOTORIST

Casting has been announced for the premier staged reading of Journey of The American Negro Motorist, a new film written and directed by author and Broadway alumn, Steven Cutts. The reading is presented in recognition of Black History month and serves as a charitable fundraiser for Harlem Children's Zone.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Bundles Up for the Holidays with Carols For A Cure!

Below, check out exclusive photos of the cast of BEAUTIFUL as they record their track, 'Love at Christmas Time.'

Chilina Kennedy Returns to BEAUTIFUL on Broadway; Kara Lindsay Joins the Cast Next Week

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Kara Lindsay, who mostly recently starred as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, will join the company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, playing the role of Cynthia Weil from September 12 - December 31, 2017.

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, THE LION KING is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa.

BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life.

THE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic Center

Since the dawn of theater, even in it's most nascent forms, audiences have marveled at spectacular moments brought to life on stage. Throughout their history, plays and musicals have utilized the talents of theater artists and professionals to do what may have seemed impossible. Today, modern technology makes it possible to dig even deeper into our imaginations and bring to life what's found there. Few shows have excited and fulfilled our collective imagination the way The Lion King has and the touring production currently playing at the Civic Center remains as spectacular as ever.

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center.

BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten.

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment.

BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!

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 the show to be here and the Motor City loves it more with every appearance.


Dashaun Young has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Dashaun Young has not appeared in the West End

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