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The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Shows Off His Kingly Quarters

The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Shows Off His Kingly Quarters

As The Lion King’s Mufasa, Alton Fitzgerald White oversees the entirety of Pride Rock’s animal population. White’s kingly instincts have filtered into his dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where he’s taken control to ensure everything is just right. “This is called Citrus Orange,” he says of the brightly colored painted walls. “It’s happy ...

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The Lion King Celebrates Its Newest Pride Members

The Lion King Celebrates Its Newest Pride Members
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It's been almost 13 years since The Lion King opened on Broadway, but the show is still drawing capacity crowds and feels as fresh as ever. On June 15, Disney's megahit musical is welcomed a new group of principal players to the Minskoff Theatre: Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa), Gareth Saxe (Scar), Chaunteé Schuler (Nala), Cameron Pow (Zazu), Fred ...

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Saxe, White, Pow and More Roar into The Lion King June 15

Saxe, White, Pow and More Roar into The Lion King June 15

The circle of life continues over at The Lion King as a new set of actors moves into the Pridelands for the summer. Gareth Saxe (as Scar), Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa), Cameron Pow (Zazu), Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa), Fred Berman (Timon) and Chauntee Schuler (Nala) will join the cast beginning June 15 at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Simmons, White and Sesma to Join The Lion King in Vegas

Simmons, White and Sesma to Join The Lion King in Vegas

Broadway performers Kissy Simmons, Alton Fitzgerald White and Thom Sesma have joined the cast of the upcoming Las Vegas production of Disney’s The Lion King. The sit-down production starts previews at the Mandalay Bay Theatre on May 5, with an official opening set for May 15. The Las Vegas production joins the seven other companies of The Lion King ...

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Ana Gasteyer, Carolee Carmello, Adriane Lenox & More Set for First Wives Club Reading

Ana Gasteyer Wicked, Saturday Night Live, Carolee Carmello Mamma, Mia!, Parade and Adriane Lenox Tony winner for Doubt, Caroline, or Change will play the avenging ex-es in a February 2 reading of the new musical First Wives Club. The ladies will be joined by Brad Oscar The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, Alton Fitzgerald White The Lion King, Ragtime, John Dossett The ...

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Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, LaKisha Jones Headed to The Color Purple

Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, LaKisha Jones Headed to The Color Purple

R&B legend Chaka Khan has signed on to play Sofia in the Broadway production of The Color Purple beginning January 9, 2008. On the same day, gospel great BeBe Winans will join the company as Sofia's husband, Harpo. American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones is also headed for Broadway: Beginning December 19, she will deliver the show's opening ...

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Sing Hallelujah! The Color Purple Producers Recoup $11 Million Investment

Sing Hallelujah! The Color Purple Producers Recoup $11 Million Investment

On the one year anniversary of their opening night, the producers of The Color Purple announced that they have recouped their entire $11 million investment in the show. In addition, the musical is boasting the highest cumulative attendance figures of any new show of the 2005-06 Broadway season, with more than 750,000 audience members now having seen the show ...

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Jeannette I. Bayardelle to Replace LaChanze in Color Purple 11/6; White & Marshall Also Join Cast

Jeannette I. Bayardelle to Replace LaChanze in Color Purple 11/6; White & Marshall Also Join Cast

 

Jeannette I. Bayardelle, who has understudied Tony Award-winner LaChanze for the past year in The Color Purple, will be the musical's new star starring November 6. LaChanze will play her final performance as the heroine Celie on November 5. Also joining the company on November 6 are Alton Fitzgerald White Ragtime, The Lion King, Miss Saigon as Mister and ...

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