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Future Annie Star Quvenzhane Wallis Enjoys a Broadway Outing at The Lion King

Future Annie Star Quvenzhane Wallis Enjoys a Broadway Outing at The Lion King

Young Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is gearing up to star as little orphan Annie in the star-studded, contemporary movie remake of the Tony-winning musical. Before she begins filming, Wallis made a trip to the Great White Way to check out some musical stars in action. On August 1, Wallis took in the evening performance of the long-running, Tony-winning Disney musical ...

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The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

After 11 years hosting the ABC reality dating competition, The Bachelor, Chris Harrison has learned a thing or two about love. That’s why Harrison brought the lady in his life, his adorable daughter Taylor, to see Disney’s long-running musical about love and self discovery, The Lion King. The Harrisons took in the June 19 performance at the Minskoff ...

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The Lion King Star Andile Gumbi Climbed Mount Everest in 2012 but Hopes to Conquer NYC in 2013

The Lion King Star Andile Gumbi Climbed Mount Everest in 2012 but Hopes to Conquer NYC in 2013

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the ...

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Julie Taymor and The Lion King Company Open Up About 15 Magical Years on Broadway

Julie Taymor and The Lion King Company Open Up About 15 Magical Years on Broadway

The Tony-winning musical The Lion King celebrated 15 years on Broadway with a triumphant performance and lavish celebration. Hear from the award-winning creators and current cast about why The Lion King is unlike any other show on Broadway.

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Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

In the final Lion King character study video, South African actor Andile Gumbi brings us behind the scenes as he transforms into the “energetic” Simba. Find out what similarities Prince Simba has to an African warrior.

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Broadway.com to Celebrate The Lion King's 15th Anniversary with Special Character Study Video Series

Broadway.com to Celebrate The Lion King's 15th Anniversary with Special Character Study Video Series

Disney’s The Lion King continues to wow theatergoers, and on November 13 the blockbuster show will celebrate its 15th year on Broadway! To mark the milestone Broadway.com will roll out a series of Character Study videos featuring the musical's leading actors.

The videos head backstage at the Minksoff Theatre to see how show stars Andile Gumbi (Simba ...

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Celebrate 15 Years in the Circle of Life with Squigs’ Anniversary Portrait of The Lion King

Celebrate 15 Years in the Circle of Life with Squigs’ Anniversary Portrait of The Lion King

Disney’s landmark Broadway musical The Lion King is getting set to mark its 15-year anniversary on the Great White Way. Julie Taymor's groundbreaking production began performances in October 1997, and the show has gone on to become the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history as well as the highest grossing Broadway show of all time. Broadway.com resident ...

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Andile Gumbi on How The Lion King Changed His Life, Brought Him Love and Impressed His Mom

Andile Gumbi on How The Lion King Changed His Life, Brought Him Love and Impressed His Mom

Age & Hometown: 29; Durban, South Africa

Current Role: A Broadway debut performance as Simba, the disillusioned, self-exiled prince who matures into the King of Pride Rock, in Disney’s long-running musical The Lion King.

A New New Yorker: South African native Gumbi is the international face of The Lion King, appearing in ads for the musical worldwide since debuting in ...

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Andile Gumbi Takes the Throne as The Lion King’s New Simba

Andile Gumbi Takes the Throne as The Lion King’s New Simba

Broadway’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will welcome Andile Gumbi as the newest Simba on August 28. Though Gumbi is making his Broadway debut, he has played the role of Simba in four different countries and has been the face of The Lion King in advertisements throughout the world. The Lion King continues to play the Minskoff Theatre.

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