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VIDEO: Behind the Success and Journey of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Behind the Success and Journey of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2017

20 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. CBS Sunday Morning takes viewers on a journey back into building this massive production. Hear from Thomas Schumacher, Julie Taymor, Elton John and more below. (more...)
Julie Taymor Chats THE LION KING Milestone on NYC-ARTS TodayJulie Taymor Chats THE LION KING Milestone on NYC-ARTS Today
by TV News Desk - November 16, 2017

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings artslovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region. On November 16, the series will feature the program's co-host and New York Emmy winner Paula Zahn in conversation with Tony Award-winning director of theater, opera and film, Julie Taymor. (more...)
Video Flashback: 20 Years of Hakuna Matata! Looking Back on Opening Night of THE LION KING on BroadwayVideo Flashback: 20 Years of Hakuna Matata! Looking Back on Opening Night of THE LION KING on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - November 13, 2017

Today we celebrate a tremendous landmark for one of Broadway's favorite shows, The Lion King, as it observes 20 years on the Great White Way. (more...)
Celebrate THE LION KING's 20th Anniversary with New Snapchat Lens!Celebrate THE LION KING's 20th Anniversary with New Snapchat Lens!
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2017

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE LION KING on Broadway, Snapchat has today made the special LION KING Lens available to Snapchatters in select countries worldwide. This Lens was previously only available when unlocked via scanning special 'Snapcodes.' Beginning at 8am GMT/3am EST today, all Snapchatters will be able to virtually 'try on' the iconic masks of Simba and Nala - recreated exactly from Julie Taymor's original Tony Award-winning design through Augmented Reality technology. For the 20th anniversary of the opening of THE LION KING on Broadway, every Snapchat user in the US, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Belgium and Norway will have access to Broadway's first-ever Snapchat Lens in their Lens carousel. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - November 6, 2017

Last night at the Minskoff Theatre, The Lion King celebrated a huge milestone- 20 years on Broadway. Creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi joined hundreds of alumni and others for a special performance of the show, culminating in a surprise performance by The Lion King's Tony-nominated composer Elton John. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Disney Family Unites to Celebrate 20 Years of THE LION KING!Photo Coverage: The Disney Family Unites to Celebrate 20 Years of THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - November 6, 2017

Last night at the Minskoff Theatre, The Lion King celebrated a huge milestone- 20 years on Broadway. Creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi joined hundreds of alumni and others for a special performance of the show, culminating in a surprise performance by The Lion King's Tony-nominated composer Elton John. (more...)
VIDEO: Elton John Surprises THE LION KING with Unannounced Performance of 'Circle of Life'VIDEO: Elton John Surprises THE LION KING with Unannounced Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by Stage Tube - November 6, 2017

Elton John surprised the audience last night at the performance celebrating The Lion King's 20 years on Broadway. (more...)
Julie Taymor to Chat THE LION KING Milestone on NYC-ARTS This MonthJulie Taymor to Chat THE LION KING Milestone on NYC-ARTS This Month
by TV News Desk - November 1, 2017

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings artslovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region. On November 16, the series will feature the program's co-host and New York Emmy winner Paula Zahn in conversation with Tony Award-winning director of theater, opera and film, Julie Taymor. (more...)
Christopher Jackson, B.D. Wong and More Set for Rosie's Theater Kids' Fall Gala Honoring THE LION KINGChristopher Jackson, B.D. Wong and More Set for Rosie's Theater Kids' Fall Gala Honoring THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2017

As previously announced, Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will celebrate its annual Fall Gala by honoring the legendary Broadway musical Disney's THE LION KING for the show's 20th anniversary. More performers have just been announced! (more...)
Just Can't Wait to Be King? THE LION KING Debuts Broadway's First-Ever Snapchat LensJust Can't Wait to Be King? THE LION KING Debuts Broadway's First-Ever Snapchat Lens
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE LION KING on Broadway, beginning today, Snapchat users will be able to unlock a custom LION KING Lens within the Snapchat app using a unique Snapcode. (more...)
Broadway's THE LION KING to Treat Audience Like Royalty with Free 20th Anniversary Ticket LotteryBroadway's THE LION KING to Treat Audience Like Royalty with Free 20th Anniversary Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Lion King on Broadway, and to thank the city of New York for being its home for the past 20 years, the show is giving away every ticket via a free lottery to the evening performance on Wednesday, November 15th at 8pm at the Minskoff Theatre. (more...)
Julie Taymor, Christopher Jackson to Celebrate THE LION KING's 20th Anniversary with 92Y ChatJulie Taymor, Christopher Jackson to Celebrate THE LION KING's 20th Anniversary with 92Y Chat
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2017

92nd Street Y has announced that Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor will be featured in a conversation with original cast member Christopher Jackson to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the GorillasVIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2017

Disney Theatrical has released the second of three videos in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo. This video pairs Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi in The Lion King on Broadway) with Colleen McCann (Curator of Mammals, Bronx Zoo) at the gorilla exhibit. See what she had to say about the animals below! (more...)
VIDEO: Get a 360-Degree View Inside Rehearsals for Disney's THE LION KINGVIDEO: Get a 360-Degree View Inside Rehearsals for Disney's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2017

Ever wonder what it feels like to be inside rehearsals for a Broadway show? In a recent video from Disney's The Lion King, viewers can step into rehearsals with a full 360-degree view as the cast rehearses 'The Lioness Hunt.' (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Marks World Lion Day with Visit to the Bronx ZooVIDEO: THE LION KING Marks World Lion Day with Visit to the Bronx Zoo
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Disney Theatrical has released the first video (of three) in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo in celebration of World Lion Day. This video pairs Jelani Remy (Simba in The Lion King on Broadway) with Pat Thomas (Curator, Bronx Zoo) from the WCS team at the lion exhibit to discuss these animals along with the efforts in place to help protect and preserve the species and their habitat. (more...)
Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall GalaRosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical THE LION KING on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - June 3, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life. (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Wins Best Presentation and Bonnet Design at BC/EFA's Broadway Bonnet CompetitionVIDEO: THE LION KING Wins Best Presentation and Bonnet Design at BC/EFA's Broadway Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2017

Broadway's best shared playful parodies, stirred emotions and delivered dance-driven delights at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Video of was released through BC/EFA's Facebook page, check out THE LION KING's multiculturally beautiful presentation and bonnet! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. LouisDisney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)
THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local EconomyTHE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)
Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on TourPhoto Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)
Photo Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT WPhoto Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

Broadway at W Times Square continues to wow audiences and hotel guests with their new, hit concert series featuring Broadway cast members and their respective shows accompanied by acoustic guitar and cajon. On Sunday, March 19th, cast members from the Disney staple THE LION KING shared their amazing talents in the raw, up-close and intimate setting of W Times Square Hotel. Special guest host was HAMILTON star and NBC's Hairspray Live! 'Seaweed J. Stubbs' Ephraim Sykes. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - March 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! (more...)
Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KINGPodcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - March 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)
The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group announces the first international tour of the world's #1 musical, Disney's The Lion King, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. (more...)

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