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Irene Mecci began her association with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short, which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene is a co-writer of Disney’s animated features The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules. Along with co-author Roger Allers, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Irene Mecci began her association with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short, which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene is a co-writer of Disney’s animated features The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules. Along with co-author Roger Allers, ... (read complete bio)
Video: THE LION KING Pays Tribute to Original 'Mufasa' Samuel E. Wright on 24th Anniv Photo Video: THE LION KING Pays Tribute to Original 'Mufasa' Samuel E. Wright on 24th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2021

This weekend, the Lion King celebrated its 24th anniversary on Broadway. As part of its celebration, the anniversary performance was dedicated to the memory of the creator of the role of Mufasa in the original 1997 production, Samuel E. Wright, who received a Tony nomination for his performance. 

THE LION KING Will Celebrate its 24th Anniversary On Broadway This Weekend Photo THE LION KING Will Celebrate its 24th Anniversary On Broadway This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

The Lion King will celebrate its 24th anniversary on Broadway tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, 2021. The show opened on November 13, 1997 at the newly-renovated New Amsterdam Theatre and has played 9,387 performances as of today and entertained more than 15,870,000 guests on Broadway alone.

Tickets to Go on Sale Tomorrow for THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Photo Tickets to Go on Sale Tomorrow for THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Will Lead THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour; Full Casting Ann Photo Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Will Lead THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

The full cast has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING, including a first look at their new Simba played by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje.

De vuelta a la sabana: Un vistazo a EL REY LEON en Madrid Photo De vuelta a la sabana: Un vistazo a EL REY LEON en Madrid
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 21, 2021

Después de 18 meses de silencio, el rey de la Gran Vía vuelve a rugir.

BWW TV: Entrevistas con el reparto de la dĂ©cima temporada de EL REY LEĂ"N Photo BWW TV: Entrevistas con el reparto de la dĂ©cima temporada de EL REY LEĂ"N
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 21, 2021

EL REY LEÓN regresa a la Gran Via madrileña el próximo jueves 23 de septiembre, justo a tiempo para celebrar su décimo aniversario. La décima temporada marca un doble hito: el de ser el primer musical que llega a la década en cartel en Madrid y el de, tras tener los focos apagados durante 18 meses, dar la bienvenida de nuevo al público de la capital con la capacidad del teatro al completo.

BWW TV: Highlights de EL REY LEĂ"N 2021 Photo BWW TV: Highlights de EL REY LEĂ"N 2021
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 21, 2021

Tras 18 meses con las luces apagadas, EL REY LEÓN regresa a la Gran Via madrileña el próximo jueves 23 de septiembre, justo a tiempo para celebrar su décimo aniversario.

VĂŤDEO: Empiezan los ensayos de EL REY LEĂ"N en Madrid Photo VĂŤDEO: Empiezan los ensayos de EL REY LEĂ"N en Madrid
by Nuria Pedret - Sep 15, 2021

La obra se podrá ver a partir del 23 de septiembre en el Teatro Lope de Vega

THE LION KING to Resume Performances This October in Cleveland at Playhouse Square Photo THE LION KING to Resume Performances This October in Cleveland at Playhouse Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The Lion King North American touring company reunited in Cleveland on September 7, for the first time since the shutdown, to begin rehearsals for the tour’s relaunch. The tour is resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playing through Friday, October 15, 2021. 

Photos & Video: See THE LION KING North American Tour's First Day Back After the Shut Photo Photos & Video: See THE LION KING North American Tour's First Day Back After the Shutdown
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021

The Lion King North American touring company reunited in Cleveland on September 7, for the first time since the shutdown, to begin rehearsals for the tour’s relaunch. The tour is resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playing through Friday, October 15, 2021

THE LION KING to Stream Opening Number Exclusively on TikTok Photo THE LION KING to Stream Opening Number Exclusively on TikTok
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

In a Broadway first, The Lion King will exclusively partner with TikTok to stream the production’s iconic opening number, “Circle Of Life,” on September 14 in celebration of the hit show’s return to the stage, 18 months after the shutdown of Broadway.

Cast Announced for THE LION KING National Tour Coming to Playhouse Square This Fall Photo Cast Announced for THE LION KING National Tour Coming to Playhouse Square This Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Playhouse Square have announced casting for The Lion King North American tour, which will return to the road this fall and resume performances in Cleveland. The two-week return engagement at Playhouse Square will begin Friday, October 1, 2021.

UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: EL REY LEĂ"N se estrenaba en el cine Photo UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: EL REY LEĂ"N se estrenaba en el cine
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 24, 2021

El film de Disney sobre Simba y su familia llegaba a la gran pantalla en 1994, en Estados Unidos

Breaking: HAMILTON, THE LION KING & WICKED Will Be First Broadway Shows to Re-Open Th Photo Breaking: HAMILTON, THE LION KING & WICKED Will Be First Broadway Shows to Re-Open This September
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2021

Three of Broadway’s most beloved shows, Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked, will resume performances on Broadway Tuesday, September 14, 2021, it was announced today on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Disney's THE LION KING to Return to Playhouse Square in October Photo Disney's THE LION KING to Return to Playhouse Square in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021

The Lion King will begin performances at the KeyBank State Theatre on Friday, October 1 for a limited engagement of 2 weeks (16 performances) through Friday, October 15. The opening night is Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. 

Theater Stories: THE LION KING, SUNSET BOULEVARD, the JOSEPH Revival & More About The Photo Theater Stories: THE LION KING, SUNSET BOULEVARD, the JOSEPH Revival & More About The Minskoff Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features The Minskoff Theatre! Learn about the stars to have graced the Minskoff stage, including Debbie Reynolds, Debbie Allen, Bette Midler, Glenn Close & more; the theater's longest-running show, The Lion King, and much more!

Submissions Now Open For The Blank Theatre's 29th Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Photo Submissions Now Open For The Blank Theatre's 29th Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021

The Blank Theatre is now seeking submissions from playwrights 19 years of age and younger for its 29th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Submissions must be made online or postmarked by March 15, 2021.

VIDEO: Jelani Alladin Sings 'To Be Human' From HERCULES Musical Photo VIDEO: Jelani Alladin Sings 'To Be Human' From HERCULES Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

As part of The Public Theater's virtual gala Forward. Together which aired last night, October 20th, Jelani Alladin sang 'To Be Human,' from the stage adaptation of Disney's Hercules.

VIDEO: On This Day, August 31- HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Opens in Central Par Photo VIDEO: On This Day, August 31- HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Opens in Central Park!
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2020

On this day in 2019, The Public Theater's Public Works put the 'glad' in 'gladiator' with its glorious story of Hercules!

Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25 Photo Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

Omaha Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Group are proud to offer a sensory friendly performance of Disney's The Lion King Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. Performed in a supportive and judgment-free environment, this show will provide the opportunity for families and friends with children or adults affected by autism and other sensory issues to enjoy the shared experience of live theatre. 

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