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Irene Mecchi

 
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)
 

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)
Will HERCULES Ever Make It to Broadway? Photo Will HERCULES Ever Make It to Broadway?
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 13, 2023

Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher discussed in a recent episode of D23 Inside Disney that there is speculation about a future life for Hercules, which has been announced as a title for the licensing market.

Charity Angél Dawson, Rashidra Scott, and More Join HERCULES at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Charity Angél Dawson, Rashidra Scott, and More Join HERCULES at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023

Full casting and the creative team have been announced for the all-new musical production of Disney's Hercules at Paper Mill Playhouse. Learn more about who will be starring in the production here!

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater Photo DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour Photo Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

The UK and Ireland Tour of Disney's The Lion King will welcome 12 new members to its cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers this winter. The award winning landmark musical is currently playing a season at Manchester Palace until 11 March, where over 300,000 people will experience the show during the only North West dates.

Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's Photo Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 16, 2022

See photos of Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice joining the wall of drawings at Sardi’s! 

Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact Photo Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Watch Sir Elton John reflect on the enduring magic of THE LION KING in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Photo Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet here!

Bradley Gibson, Isabelle McCalla, Shuler Hensley & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead HERC Photo Bradley Gibson, Isabelle McCalla, Shuler Hensley & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead HERCULES at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Paper Mill has announced initial casting for the all-new musical production of Disney’s Hercules. See who is in the cast and how to get tickets to Disney's newest stage musical.

The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE Photo The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE LION KING Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

The Entertainment Community Fund will be the lead seller of a select number of tickets to the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of The Lion King on Broadway. Now, audiences will have the opportunity to be part of the celebration as this musical theater phenomenon marks its 25 years on Broadway at this special anniversary performance.

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Photo Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses Photo Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 1, 2022

Read what our critic through of the national tour of THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a spectacle like no other--a feast for the senses with eye-popping visuals and immersive music.  It thrills with its groundbreaking application of masks and cultural puppetry techniques, along with its ravishing use of light, shadow, and color. Its drumbeat is the heartbeat of the African savannah.

THE LION KING Opens At The Eccles Theater Photo THE LION KING Opens At The Eccles Theater
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

The Salt Lake City premiere of Disney’s The Lion King opened on Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm at the Eccles Theater for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, October 23.  In Salt Lake City, The Lion King will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Thursday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm.  

THE LION KING to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in November Photo THE LION KING to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

The Lion King will kick off its 25th anniversary celebration this November. While two Broadway juggernauts have previously reached this milestone, The Lion King marks several historic firsts.  Never before has a show in its 25th year been playing in so many productions around the world simultaneously and placed in the Top 5 grossing Broadway shows.

THE LION KING  Returns To Birmingham Hippodrome Next Summer Photo THE LION KING Returns To Birmingham Hippodrome Next Summer
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Birmingham Hippodrome have announced that Disney’s THE LION KING will return to the Hippodrome next summer.

Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Tour Photo Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Tour
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively. The new cast members will begin performances in Salt Lake City at The Eccles Theater, where the award-winning musical will play a four-week return engagement from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.  LaMedica and White begin performances on Thursday, September 29, while Hargrave debuts on Thursday, October 13.

37th Theater Works Season Offers A Diverse Lineup of Shows For The 2022-2023 Season Photo 37th Theater Works Season Offers A Diverse Lineup of Shows For The 2022-2023 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

Theater Works’ 37th season offers a diverse lineup of live theater productions for kids, families and adults through its Main Stage, After Dark and Youth Works productions.

Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose Photo Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose
by Linda Hodges - Aug 5, 2022

What did our critic think of THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose?

EL REY LE√"N regresa hoy al Lope de Vega Photo EL REY LE√"N regresa hoy al Lope de Vega
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 28, 2022

Después de una breve pausa, el musical Disney por excelencia vuelve a levantar el telón en su temporada 12.

THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight Photo THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The Lion King will welcome Jelani Remy back to the Broadway production in the role of Simba beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Brandon A. McCall is on a leave of absence and is scheduled to return Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

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