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Bio:
As a Tony¬ģ, Emmy¬ģ, and Grammy¬ģ winning and Oscar¬ģ nominated artist, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction. Her Broadway adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997. An instant sensation, it received 11 Tony Award nominations, with Julie receiving ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
As a Tony¬ģ, Emmy¬ģ, and Grammy¬ģ winning and Oscar¬ģ nominated artist, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction. Her Broadway adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997. An instant sensation, it received 11 Tony Award nominations, with Julie receiving ... (read complete bio)
The Fabulous Fox Theatre Announces On Sale Date for THE LION KING Tickets Photo The Fabulous Fox Theatre Announces On Sale Date for THE LION KING Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. St. Louis’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage on Wednesday, June 1 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, June 19.

VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Photo VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

In the new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kathryn Hunter plays all three witches. BroadwayWorld caught up with Hunter to discuss playing all three witches, working with Joel Coen and Denzel Washington, and what it was like bringing the popular play to the big screen.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2022

State Theatre New Jersey presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8pm.

THE LION KING and ALADDIN on Broadway to Resume Performances Tonight Photo THE LION KING and ALADDIN on Broadway to Resume Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2021

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that THE LION KING and ALADDIN will resume performances at The Minskoff Theatre and The New Amsterdam Theatre, respectively, tonight, Wednesday, December 29 at 7PM.

Wake Up With BWW 12/15: DOUBTFIRE and AIN'T TOO PROUD Cancel Performances, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/15: DOUBTFIRE and AIN'T TOO PROUD Cancel Performances, and More
by - Dec 15, 2021

Today's top stories include show cancellations for Ain't Too Proud of Mrs. Doubtfire, both of which suffered positive COVID-19 tests, causing the productions to cancel shows this week. Plus, watch Company perform on Good Morning America, read about this week's Broadway grosses, and more!

BWW Review: 'The King Has Returned' to Denver Photo BWW Review: 'The King Has Returned' to Denver
by Chris Arneson - Dec 14, 2021

Somehow, I had managed to avoid seeing the Broadway production of The Lion King for its decades-long existence. Well, maybe not avoid necessarily--it was killing me that I'd never planned well enough to catch it. So until I did, I avoided anything that might make my first viewing any less magical than if I was my 8-year-old self seeing my first Disney musical on Broadway. 

Abridged English-Language Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return to the Met Photo Abridged English-Language Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return to the Met
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera will welcome¬†back its youngest opera lovers with a family-friendly holiday presentation of Mozart‚Äôs¬†The Magic Flute¬†for nine performances December 10, 2021‚ÄďJanuary 5, 2022. This English-language adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in a 115-minute abridged version, is a holiday treat for audiences of all ages.

Photos: See Darian Sanders & Kayla Cyphers in New Images From THE LION KING Tour Photo Photos: See Darian Sanders & Kayla Cyphers in New Images From THE LION KING Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021

Disney’s The Lion King North American tour released two new production photos today of Darian Sanders (Simba) and Kayla Cyphers (Nala). 

SEGAL BOOK TALK Series to be Joined by Alexis Greene & Emily Mann Photo SEGAL BOOK TALK Series to be Joined by Alexis Greene & Emily Mann
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 28, 2021

ÔĽŅJoin the Segal Book Talk series Wednesday, December 1 at noon, for a conversation with¬†Alexis Greene & Emily Mann¬†about Greene's new book,¬†Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater. The discussion will be moderated by Frank Hentschker.

VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Para Photo VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Parade
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Members of Broadway in Detroit, featuring the Detroit Youth Choir, performed a song from The Lion King during America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

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. 

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING  at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis Photo BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis
by AniKatrina Fageol - Nov 13, 2021

Disney's The Lion King roars its way back into Memphis and audiences are thrilled to welcome the popular show back to the Orpheum stage! Always a Memphis favorite, the show is pure magic for its audiences, adults and children alike. 

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.

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez Takes Over Our Instagram Today! Photo HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez Takes Over Our Instagram Today!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 3, 2021

The wonderful Mandy Gonzalez is taking over our Instagram today, November 3, to give us a look into her two-show day at Hamilton and share more about her #FearlessSquad Backpack Giveaway. Follow along on @officialbroadwayworld on Instagram!

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Parsons Dance Photo Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Parsons Dance
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Parsons Dance, led by its Co-Founder and Artistic Director, David Parsons, in its Center debut on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale at scfta.org.

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.

Walsall's Friendly Hippo Launches New Theatrical Course Photo Walsall's Friendly Hippo Launches New Theatrical Course
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2021

The University of Wolverhampton used some animal magic recently to mark the launch of a new degree course in Digital Production Arts for Theatre by unveiling its first design: Walsall's friendly hippo.  

The Young People's Theatre Of Chicago Announces Inaugural Season Photo The Young People's Theatre Of Chicago Announces Inaugural Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago (YPT) is proud to announce its Chicago debut with a workshop reading of an original children's musical, Peabody, The Science Fair Affair on Monday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m., a live production of Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny, a Cautionary Musical, December 2 -  19, and a live production of Peabody, The Science Fair Affair, February 3 - 27, 2022.

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Key Bank State Theatre/Playouse Square Photo BWW Review: THE LION KING at Key Bank State Theatre/Playouse Square
by Roy Berko - Oct 7, 2021

THE LION KING, whose North American touring company, which recently opened in CLE's Playhouse Square's Key Bank State Theatre, has an enviable record. It is the third longest running show in Broadway history, clocking a little over 9,300 curtain raisers. Only THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (12,370) and the revival of CHICAGO (9,692) have had longer Great White way runs.

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