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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)
Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25 Photo Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25
by BWW News Desk - 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. 

THE LION SINGS TONIGHT Comes to he Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at  Photo THE LION SINGS TONIGHT Comes to he Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Vivent Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin) and Members of the National Touring Company of The Lion King will present THE LION SINGS TONIGHT, a ONE NIGHT ONLY Cabaret to benefit Vivent Health and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will take place on Monday, February 24 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, 121 E State St at 7:00PM.

Disney's THE LION KING Opens This Week At The Marcus Performing Arts Center Photo Disney's THE LION KING Opens This Week At The Marcus Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Disney's The Lion King will leap onto the Marcus Performing Arts Center stage this Wednesday, February 5 for a four-week engagement through March 1. The Lion King is part of the Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series.

Nick Afoa Joins Disney's THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour as Simba Photo Nick Afoa Joins Disney's THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour as Simba
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

The Walt Disney Company UK today announced that Nick Afoa will be joining the touring production of THE LION KING from 30 April. Afoa is currently starring in the role in London's West End, where he has performed as Simba for three years after making his stage debut in the Australian production of THE LION KING in 2013.

VIDEO: Creative Team, Cast Talk THE LION KING at Hong Kong Arena Photo VIDEO: Creative Team, Cast Talk THE LION KING at Hong Kong Arena
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 12, 2020

Lebo M., an additional music composer and co-lyricist; Omar Rodriguez, resident director, and Andre Jewson, a cast member who plays Mufasa's right-hand man [bird], Zazu, recently sat down with BroadwayWorld.

Submissions Are Now Being Accepted For The Blank Theatre's 28th Annual Young Playwrig Photo Submissions Are Now Being Accepted For The Blank Theatre's 28th Annual Young Playwrights' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

The Blank Theatre in partnership with LA City College Theatre Academy is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger for the 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Submissions must be made online or postmarked by March 15, 2020. The winning plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in June of this year at LA City College's Caminito Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival is a nationwide competition that produces the work of 12 young writers each year. Since 1993, the festival has produced 332 plays by playwrights 19 and younger from 34 states.

Watch Video Clips From THE LION KING at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena in Hong Kong Photo Watch Video Clips From THE LION KING at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena in Hong Kong
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 1, 2020

The Tony Award-winning musical Disney's The Lion King international tour plays in Hong Kong for the first time! The show runs now through 12 January 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, an indoor arena that can accommodate a maximum capacity of 14,000.

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! Photo BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

Disney's THE LION KING Celebrates Record Breaking Engagement In North Charleston Photo Disney's THE LION KING Celebrates Record Breaking Engagement In North Charleston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Disney's The Lion King is celebrating a record breaking engagement which ended on Sunday, December 15.  The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed more than $2.4 million at the box office and entertained more than 32,000 theatergoers.  The production, which played 16 performances at North Charleston Performing Arts Center from December 4 through December 15, broke the box office record for the highest gross and most attended show ever in North Charleston Performing Arts Center's history.

THE LION KING Plays in Hong Kong For The First Time! Here's Your First Look! Photo THE LION KING Plays in Hong Kong For The First Time! Here's Your First Look!
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 19, 2019

Disney's The Lion King international tour performs before Hong Kong audiences for the very first time and it's extra special because the Tony Award-winning musical is staged at the AsiaWorld Expo Arena (yes in an arena!).

Disney's THE LION KING Begins Performances Thursday At RBTL's Auditorium Theatre Photo Disney's THE LION KING Begins Performances Thursday At RBTL's Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

Disney's The Lion King will leap onto RBTL's Auditorium Theatre stage on Thursday, December 19 for a three-week engagement through Sunday, January 5.

Tickets For Disney's THE LION KING On Sale December 5 At Orpheum Theater Photo Tickets For Disney's THE LION KING On Sale December 5 At Orpheum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions and Omaha Performing Arts are thrilled to announce that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Thursday, December 5, 2019.  The Lion King will leap onto Omaha's Orpheum Theater stage on April 15, 2020 for a four-week engagement through May 10, 2020.

THE LION KING Breaks Box Office Record In Grand Rapids Photo THE LION KING Breaks Box Office Record In Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Disney's The Lion King and Broadway Grand Rapids are celebrating a record breaking sold-out engagement which ended on Sunday, December 1. The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed more than $2.9 million at the box office and entertained more than 35,000 theatergoers. The production, which played 16 performances at DeVos Hall from November 20 through December 1, broke the box office sales record for a two-week touring Broadway engagement in Grand Rapids.

Disney's THE LION KING to Begin Performances at North Charleston Performing Arts Cent Photo Disney's THE LION KING to Begin Performances at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Performances for Disney's The Lion King at North Charleston Performing Arts Center begin on Wednesday, December 4 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 15.

THE LION KING Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary on Broadway Next Week Photo THE LION KING Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary on Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING celebrates its 22nd anniversary on Wednesday, November 13 at the Minskoff Theatre!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the  Photo VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the West End
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!

Tickets Go On Sale September 27 For THE LION KING at the Aronoff Center Photo Tickets Go On Sale September 27 For THE LION KING at the Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati announce that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Friday, September 27. The Lion King will leap onto the Aronoff Center stage on January 8 for a four-week engagement through February 2.

THE LION KING Begins Second UK And Ireland Tour At The Bristol Hippodrome Photo THE LION KING Begins Second UK And Ireland Tour At The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

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

Tickets For THE LION KING at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Go On Sale S Photo Tickets For THE LION KING at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Go On Sale September 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Friday, September 13. The Lion King will leap onto North Charleston Performing Arts Center's stage on Wednesday, December 4 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 15.

VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Photo VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Iglehart And More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2019

The Public Theater's Public Works is putting the 'glad' in 'gladiator' with its glorious story of HERCULES! See footage from the show!

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