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THE LION KING Celebrates 21 Years On Broadway Today, November 13THE LION KING Celebrates 21 Years On Broadway Today, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING celebrates its 21st anniversary today, Tuesday, November 13. (more...)

ICYMI: Broadway in Bryant Park Gets a Cool Down with FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING- Watch Full Performances!ICYMI: Broadway in Bryant Park Gets a Cool Down with FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING- Watch Full Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks through Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation continues this week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Disney Takes Over Broadway In Bryant Park - Performances From FROZEN, THE LION KING, and ALADDIN!Photo Coverage: Disney Takes Over Broadway In Bryant Park - Performances From FROZEN, THE LION KING, and ALADDIN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 3, 2018

Disney took over Broadway in Bryant Park yesterday! Among performances were Aladdin (Telly Leung, Major Attaway, Arielle Jacobs); Frozen (Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, John Riddle, Jeremy Davis, Wendi Bergamini, Zach Hess, Nina Lafarga, Nicholas Ward); The Lion King (Tshidi Manye, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Walker, Ben Jeffrey, Fred Berman). (more...)

Watch FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Take Over Broadway in Bryant ParkWatch FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Take Over Broadway in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks through Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation continues this week. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Telly Leung & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week!Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Telly Leung & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks through Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation continues this week. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Jessie Mueller, and Fellow Stars Attend Broadway Match MakerPhoto Flash: Alex Newell, Jessie Mueller, and Fellow Stars Attend Broadway Match Maker
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Broadway Match Maker, a bone marrow donor database drive, was held on Wednesday, June 27th at The Actors Fund Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway's best came out in support, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 6, 2017

Last night at the Minskoff Theatre, The Lion King celebrated a huge milestone- 20 years on Broadway. Creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi joined hundreds of alumni and others for a special performance of the show, culminating in a surprise performance by The Lion King's Tony-nominated composer Elton John. (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This SundayTHE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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...)

Photo Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

EMPIRE stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealy recently visited Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway, stopping to pose with cast members Aaron Nelson (Simba) and Nia Holloway (Nala) after the show. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 VideoPhoto Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Scroll down to watch THE LION KING's Broadway company experience the 360 virtual reality video for the first time! Featured are Tshidi Manye (who plays Rafiki and is one of the featured soloists in the video), ensemble members Jaysin McCollum and Bravita Threatt, and Chantel Riley (Nala). (more...)

THE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting TomorrowTHE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Welcome to the pride! L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy will join Broadway's The Lion King as its leading men -- father and son Mufasa and Simba, respectively -- starting tomorrow, July 10. (more...)

Voting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHERVoting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As announced earlier today on his popular industry blog The Producer's Perspective, Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, ...Madison County) wants YOU, the public, to help choose the logo for the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner Lead Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER TodayConstantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner Lead Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Today, June 24, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and stage and screen icon Marilu Henner (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Chicago) will headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & Marilu Henner to Lead Industry Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, 6/24Constantine Maroulis & Marilu Henner to Lead Industry Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On Tuesday, June 24, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and stage and screen icon Marilu Henner (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Chicago) will headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Album Now Available on iTunesGETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Album Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

The original cast recording of the George Street Playhouse's world-premiere production of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER is now available for digital download on iTunes. (more...)

THE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running ShowTHE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, played its 6,681st performance on Saturday evening, November 30th, surpassing the original Broadway production ofLes Miserables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KINGBroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. The Lion King just celebrated its 16th anniversary at the Minskoff Theatre, having played over 6660 performances. (more...)

THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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...)

Photo Flash: Jarvis, Fraser & More Star in GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: Jarvis, Fraser & More Star in GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick has been rockin' every night since September 24 with music and laughter and we've got a first look at photos. (more...)

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