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Bid Now on 2 Tickets to THE LION KINGBid Now on 2 Tickets to THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2018

You and a guest will receive 2-weekday tickets to The Lion King on Broadway! (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands- Opens in Singapore with roaring success!BWW Review: THE LION KING at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands- Opens in Singapore with roaring success!
by Joceline Loo - July 2, 2018

Singapore got a dose of Hakuna Matata as the international tour of The Lion King makes its stop and opened in the lion city on Friday (29 June). This is the second time The Lion King is in Singapore, the first was in 2011 where it became the longest-running musical in Singapore's theatrical entertainment history playing to over 300,000 people during its eight-month season at Marina Bay Sands. (more...)
Bradley Gibson to Take Over Pride Rock as Simba in THE LION KINGBradley Gibson to Take Over Pride Rock as Simba in THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2018

Broadway's award-winning best musical, THE LION KING, is pleased to welcome Bradley Gibson as Simba beginning performances on Monday, July 2, 2018. Gibson joins the company from the original cast of A Bronx Tale. (more...)
BWW Interview: Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance HallBWW Interview: Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - April 23, 2018

Becoming the future Queen of the Pride Land's in the Lion King tour, Nia Holloway took her own path. And oh, what a journey it's been. Meet this charming talent and remember her name because she's just getting started. (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING - From Broadway To ShinagawaBWW Review: THE LION KING - From Broadway To Shinagawa
by Mara Jill Herman - March 19, 2018

In 1994, the Disney animated feature The Lion King made history as the highest grossing film of the year. Three years later on November 13, 1997, the awe-inspiring stage adaptation directed and costumed by Julie Taymor opened on Broadway. It received six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, the vibrant score is by Hans Zimmer, who recruited South African composer Lebo M. to create the textural Zulu influence. Twenty-five years later, its legacy continues to reverberate around the world. In a Japanese translation of this mega hit, Shiki Theater Haru in Minato remounted the first international production of The Lion King on December 20th, 1998. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Japan at the Natsu Theater in Shinagawa. (more...)
BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Lindiwe Dlamini Is Still Roaring After 20 YearsBWW Interview: THE LION KING's Lindiwe Dlamini Is Still Roaring After 20 Years
by Naomi Serviss - February 5, 2018

Dlamini auditioned for The Lion King ensemble when it was germinating. Who knew the circle of life would go on and on and on? (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Being Prepared for Broadway- Go Backstage with THE LION KING's Stephen Carlile!BWW TV Exclusive: Being Prepared for Broadway- Go Backstage with THE LION KING's Stephen Carlile!
by Steve Schonberg - January 15, 2018

What does it take to transform into one of Broadway's nastiest villains? We're taking you backstage at the Minskoff Theatre to check in with Stephen Carlile, who plays Scar in one of Disney's most beloved musicals, The Lion King. Find out how he gets into character every night below! (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Members Perform Dual-Language 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' For 20th AnniversaryVIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Members Perform Dual-Language 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' For 20th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - December 12, 2017

In honor of the show's 20th anniversary, The Lion King cast members Adrienne Walker, who's been playing Nala on Broadway since July of 2016, and Agust n Arg ello, currently starring as Simba in Mexico City's production, released a performance of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' in Spanish and English. EW exclusively released the video, which you can watch here. (more...)
Photo Flash: Harry Belafonte Visits Broadway's THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: Harry Belafonte Visits Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

Singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte visited The Lion King over the weekend and stopped backstage to pose with star Jelani Remy. Scroll down for the photo! (more...)
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...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE LION KING cast Channels Their Inner-Child for Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE LION KING cast Channels Their Inner-Child for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 23, 2017

Below, check out exclusive photos of the cast of THE LION KING as they record their track, 'Everyone's a Kid at Christmas.' (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...)

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