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Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997, and received eleven Tony Award nominations, with Taymor receiving Tony Awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. Her film Frida, about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, was ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: See Clive Owen Wax Poetic in New Trailer for Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY VideoVIDEO: See Clive Owen Wax Poetic in New Trailer for Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen. M. Butterfly will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on October 26, 2017. Previews begin on October 7, 2017. Click below to see Owen in a brand-new trailer for the show!

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose Honors Disney Legends with Performance at D23 Expo
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

At this morning's Disney Legends Award ceremony, Anika Noni Rose, a Disney Legend herself, paid tribute to this year's Legends during the 2017 D23 Expo. Check out video of her appearance below!

VIDEO: Watch First Teaser Trailer for Broadway Return of M. BUTTERFLY!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2017

M. Butterfly comes to Broadway! Below, check out the first teaser trailer for the revival of the Tony winning political drama M. BUTTERFLY, coming to Broadway on October 7th. 

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Deborah Dada Feels Free When She Sings
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the fourth and final video, Deborah Dada discusses how she feels so free when she's singing.

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Nathan Louis-Fernand Feels Unstoppable with Dance
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the third video, Nathan Louis-Fernand discusses how dance is the driving force in his life and makes him feel unstoppable.

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Owen Chaponda Uses His Voice to Inspire
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the second video, Owen Chaponda discusses how he uses his singing to communicating his story and his background.

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Rutendo Mushonga Dances Above and Beyond
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the first video, dancer Rutendo Mushonga talks 'The Lioness Chant' and that even though it is a very intense scene for dancers, she strives to not give up.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical.

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below!

VIDEO: See the Details of THE LION KING'S Mufasa Mask Come Full Circle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

In the latest installment of Disney Theatrical Group's 'Stage Props' series, the details of the Mufasa mask are brought full circle. 

BWW Morning Brief January 30th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BENJAMIN BUTTON gets the musical treatment at York Theatre Company, and Anna Jordan's YEN opens tonight Off-Broadway!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/14/16- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2016

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin.

VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS.

BWW TV: Meet Nicholas Afoa of London's THE LION KING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

New cast have joined the London production of Disney's THE LION KING this month. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa has taken on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre.  Meet Nicolas Afoa in the video below!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL.

VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in tonight's episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'.

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Circle of Life' From Every Angle in THE LION KING's New 360 Video!
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360¬į footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING to Debut 360 Degree Filming of 'The Circle of Life' Tomorrow; Watch Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360¬į footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check out a sneak peek at the video below!

BWW TV: Fantastic Full Trailer for Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Released
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 16, 2015

Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision have released the full trailer for the filmed version of 'Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream,' which is hitting cinemas worldwide next week. The production is directed by Julie Taymor (Frida, The Magic Flute, Across The Universe, Titus) the visionary director of the smash hit Broadway show THE LION KING.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for the NYC Premiere of Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 16, 2015

Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision partner to present 'Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream' in select cinemas on June 22 followed by showings at select theaters nationwide . The production is directed by Julie Taymor (Frida, The Magic Flute, Across The Universe, Titus) the visionary director of the smash hit Broadway show The Lion King. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for a the New York City premiere of the film, and you can hear form the director herself, plus all of the evening's guests below!

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