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Be Prepared! Gareth Saxe Returns to Pride Rock as Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King

Be Prepared! Gareth Saxe Returns to Pride Rock as Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King

Gareth Saxe will play the villainous Scar once again in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King. Saxe takes over the role of the evil lion from Derek Smith beginning July 2. The Lion King continues to play at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Saxe has been playing the role of Scar on and off since 2010. During his latest hiatus ...

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On Pointe! Russian Dance Drama Nikolai and the Others Opens, Starring Michael Cerveris, John Glover & More

On Pointe! Russian Dance Drama Nikolai and the Others Opens, Starring Michael Cerveris, John Glover & More
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Richard Nelson’s latest play Nikolai and the Others, which examines Russian art at the beginning of the Cold War and the creation of the ballet Orpheus, officially opened at Lincoln Center Theater on May 6. Directed by David Cromer, this two-act drama melds together dance, vodka and politics to create a unique evening of thought-provoking theater. The cast of ...

Nikolai and the Others, Starring Michael Cerveris, Begins at Lincoln Center Theater

Nikolai and the Others, Starring Michael Cerveris, Begins at Lincoln Center Theater

The latest play from Tony winner Richard Nelson, Nikolai and the Others, begins performances at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre on April 4. The off-Broadway premiere, directed by David Cromer, stars Michael Cerveris, John Glover and Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Kathryn Erbe. The show’s official opening night is set for May 6.

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Michael Cerveris, John Glover & More Set for David Cromer-Helmed Drama Nikolai and the Others

Michael Cerveris, John Glover & More Set for David Cromer-Helmed Drama Nikolai and the Others

Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony winner John Glover, Dale Place and more will star in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Richard Nelson’s new play Nikolai and the Others. Directed by David Cromer, performances are scheduled to begin April 4, with an official opening night on May 6 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Additional casting will be announced ...

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Atlantic Theater's Harper Regan, Starring Mary McCann and Mary Beth Peil, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

Atlantic Theater's Harper Regan, Starring Mary McCann and Mary Beth Peil, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

The Atlantic Theater Company kicks off its 2012-13 season with the New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ Harper Regan on September 20. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Mary McCann in the title role, the play officially opens off-Broadway on October 10, and will run through October 28 at Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater.

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Clifton Oliver Takes the Throne in Broadway's The Lion King

Clifton Oliver Takes the Throne in Broadway's The Lion King

Clifton Oliver has joined the cast of Broadway's The Lion King as Simba at the Minskoff Theatre. Dashaun Young played his final performance in the role on May 7.

Oliver previously played Simba in The Lion King's Las Vegas production. His Broadway credits include In the Heights and Wicked.

The Lion King also stars Gareth Saxe as Scar ...

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A Look at The Lion King Star Gareth Saxe's Terrifying Transformation Into Scar

A Look at The Lion King Star Gareth Saxe's Terrifying Transformation Into Scar
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During each performance of The Lion King, Gareth Saxe takes the stage as the insidious villain Scar to warn audiences “Be Prepared.” It takes plenty of preparation on Saxe’s part to get into lion mode each night. Broadway.com snuck backstage at the Minskoff Theatre to follow Saxe during his pre-show transformation from nice guy to ferocious animal. Elaborate ...

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What's Up, Gareth Saxe? The Lion King's Scar on Why Being Bad Feels Good

What's Up, Gareth Saxe? The Lion King's Scar on Why Being Bad Feels Good

As Scar, the jealous brother of King Mufasa, The Lion King’s Gareth Saxe sings out a vicious warning to “Be Prepared.” After turns in such Shakespeare classics as Hamlet and Richard III and the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s dark Homecoming, Saxe himself is well prepared to take on the Bard-inspired Disney classic. Broadway.com caught up with ...

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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.

Saxe’s Broadway credits include ...

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The Homecoming Sets New Preview and Opening Dates

The Homecoming Sets New Preview and Opening Dates

The first performance of the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, which was unable to begin previews during the stagehands strike, has been set for December 4. According to a news release, the production moved into the Cort Theatre on November 29 for a four-day tech period. The Homecoming will now open on December 16, after less than ...

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