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Experience the circle of life as Disney’s beloved film comes to eye-popping life onstage.

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The Lion King's Stephen Carlile on the Best Part of Playing the Villain, Pukey Parrots & More

The Lion King's Stephen Carlile on the Best Part of Playing the Villain, Pukey Parrots & More

Age: 38

Hometown: London, England

Current Role: Stephen Carlile is making his Broadway debut in The Lion King as Scar, Simba's wicked uncle whose terrible deed and resulting tyrannical reign over the Pride Lands put his nephew's strength and bravery to the test.

Stage & Screen Cred: Carlile appeared in the West End productions of The Go-Between, The Producers, The Phantom ...

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Be Prepared! The Lion King Welcomes Stephen Carlile as Scar in His Broadway Debut

Be Prepared! The Lion King Welcomes Stephen Carlile as Scar in His Broadway Debut

Stephen Carlile begins performances as Scar in The Lion King on January 31. This marks the actor's Broadway debut; he originated the role on the U.K. tour.

Carlile appeared in the West End productions of The Go-Between, The Producers, Phantom of the Opera and Snoopy! His U.K. regional credits include My Fair Lady, Twelfth Night, By Jeeves, Don ...

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Going for the Gold! The Lion King Joins Forces with ESPN to Break Down a Performer's Athleticism by the Numbers

Going for the Gold! The Lion King Joins Forces with ESPN to Break Down a Performer's Athleticism by the Numbers

Nine characters, 14 costume changes, 2.7 miles traveled—and that's only during one performance of The Lion King. Imagine doing that eight times a week! Lion King ensemble member India Bolds recently teamed up with ESPN's Sport Science for a look behind the scenes at the amount of athleticism and stamina required to perform in the Tony-winning tuner. During a single ...

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Adrienne Walker of The Lion King

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Adrienne Walker of The Lion King

The Lion King star Adrienne Walker stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat with Paul Wontorek.

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The Lion King Is the Latest Title on Disney's List of Remakes; Jungle Book's Jon Favreau Will Direct

The Lion King Is the Latest Title on Disney's List of Remakes; Jungle Book's Jon Favreau Will Direct

“The Circle of Life” comes full circle. Walt Disney Studios has green lit a new film reimagining of The Lion King. Jon Favreau, the director behind Chef and Disney’s recent adaptation of The Jungle Book (and its announced sequel) is on board. The new film will include Elton John and Tim Rice’s songs from the original. No word yet on ...

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The Lion King's Adrienne Walker on Craving Southern Cooking, Oozing Fierceness & Adoring Elephants

The Lion King's Adrienne Walker on Craving Southern Cooking, Oozing Fierceness & Adoring Elephants

Age: "Age?! OMG really?! No."

Hometown: Jonesboro, GA

Current Role: The Lion King's Nala, who is Simba's childhood friend. She grows into a strong lioness who falls in love with the next King of Pride Rock and proves that she is a ruler in her own right by convincing Simba to return home.

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Hakuna Matata! Adrienne Walker, Derek Smith & Cameron Pow Begin Performances in The Lion King on Broadway

Hakuna Matata! Adrienne Walker, Derek Smith & Cameron Pow Begin Performances in The Lion King on Broadway

Adrienne Walker, Derek Smith and Cameron Pow will feel the love as they begin performances in The Lion King on Broadway on July 5. The trio will take on the roles of Nala, Scar and Zazu, respectively, stepping in for Chantel Riley, Gareth Saxe and Jeffrey Kuhn in Disney's hit tuner.

Walker is new to The Lion King and will ...

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Longtime Lion King Star Chantel Riley on How the Show Changed Her and Saying Goodbye to Pride Rock

Longtime Lion King Star Chantel Riley on How the Show Changed Her and Saying Goodbye to Pride Rock

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Longtime The Lion King star Chantel Riley is leaving the smash hit musical after ...

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Derek Smith, Cameron Pow & Adrienne Walker to Feel the Love in Broadway's The Lion King

Derek Smith, Cameron Pow & Adrienne Walker to Feel the Love in Broadway's The Lion King

Hakuna matata! Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker will take on the roles of Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, in The Lion King on Broadway. The trio are set to begin performances on July 5 and replace Gareth Saxe, Jeffrey Kuhn and Chantel Riley in Disney's hit tuner.

Smith returns to the Broadway company, where he previously performed the ...

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Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape

Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape

Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark and on TV’s Peter Pan Live. She has dressed a wide range of performers, including Betty Garrett, Marge Champion, Carol Woods, Joan Roberts, Clay Aiken, Drew Lachey ...

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