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The King of the Jungle Reigns Supreme! Broadway's The Lion King Reaches 7000 Performances

The King of the Jungle Reigns Supreme! Broadway's The Lion King Reaches 7000 Performances

From the day they arrived on this planet (well, on Broadway), they’ve captivated audiences with their jaw-dropping puppetry, inventive costumes and soaring melodies. Now, nearly 17 years later, The Lion King is celebrating yet another landmark: 7000 performances on the Great White Way. The Tony-winning Disney tuner hits the new milestone on September 3. Only three other shows have ...

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Ding! The Lion King Rings the NYSE Opening Bell

Ding! The Lion King Rings the NYSE Opening Bell

Hakuna Matata! The Lion King’s Rafiki (also known as Nteliseng Nkhela), stopped by the New York Stock Exchange on August 29 to ring the opening bell. It was all in celebration of the fact that the Disney musical will play its 7,000th Great White Way performance on September 3, only the fourth show in Broadway history to reach ...

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See the Broadway Cast of The Lion King Give ‘Life’ to the Subway

See the Broadway Cast of The Lion King Give ‘Life’ to the Subway

Remember that time the Australian cast of The Lion King rocked an airplane and lifted everyone’s travel-weary spirits? Well, the Broadway cast just upped the ante—they gave ‘Life’ to NYC subway riders! The stars of the Broadway blockbuster offered A-train straphangers a gorgeous surprise when they showed off their considerate talents with the show’s opener “Circle of ...

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See The Lion King Stars Wow Michelle Obama and Raise the Roof at the White House

See The Lion King Stars Wow Michelle Obama and Raise the Roof at the White House

The Lion King dazzled First Lady Michelle Obama and special guests at the White House on July 18. The stars of the Tony-winning musical's national tour were on hand as a treat for the 54 children and other special guests attending the "Kids' State Dinner." The event honored winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide contest for children ...

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Lions On a Plane! Watch the Australian Cast of The Lion King Offer an Impromptu Performance

Lions On a Plane! Watch the Australian Cast of The Lion King Offer an Impromptu Performance

Everyone knows a group production number is the ultimate cure for flying jitters. The cast of Australia’s The Lion King, on their way back to Sydney after making an appearance at the Brisbane season launch event, took in-flight entertainment to a new level. The group burst into an impromptu performance of “The Circle of Life” prior to take off ...

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Spanish Star Esteban Oliver to Make Broadway Debut in The Lion King

Spanish Star Esteban Oliver to Make Broadway Debut in The Lion King

It's an honor and a privilege, a duty I perform! Broadway’s The Lion King is set to welcome a new Zazu to the New Amsterdam Theatre. Spanish star Esteban Oliver will make his Broadway debut as the opinionated hornbill majordomo. Oliver will replace current star Jeffrey Kuhn beginning April 1 and make history as the first Spanish actor ...

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If/Then & Frozen's Idina Menzel Roars Into The Lion King

If/Then & Frozen's Idina Menzel Roars Into The Lion King

When you're riding high as the star vocalist in a smash-hit Disney animated movie, it makes sense to spend a Sunday afternoon at a smash-hit Disney stage musical. Idina Menzel, a.k.a. Elsa in Frozen and Broadway-bound star of If/Then, warmed up at the January 12 matinee performance of The Lion King. After thrilling to Julie Taymor ...

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Oscar Winner Angelina Jolie Heads to the Pride Lands With the Australian Cast of The Lion King

Oscar Winner Angelina Jolie Heads to the Pride Lands With the Australian Cast of The Lion King

G'day Simba! Oscar winner Angelina Jolie posed with the Australian cast of The Lion King after seeing the show on December 8. The actress-director took her children to a matinee of the Elton John-Tim Rice musical at Sydney's Capitol Theatre while on a break from filming her latest directorial effort, Unbroken. It has been a historic year for ...

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Watch the Cast of Broadway's The Lion King Perform 'One by One' in Tribute to Nelson Mandela on GMA

Watch the Cast of Broadway's The Lion King Perform 'One by One' in Tribute to Nelson Mandela on GMA

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died on December 5 at the age of 95. Mandela inspired a generation of activists, so it's befitting that the cast of Broadway's The Lion King, including native South African Ron Kunene, headed over ...

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Can You Feel The Love? The Lion King Makes Broadway History Again!

Can You Feel The Love? The Lion King Makes Broadway History Again!

Long may The Lion King reign over us on the Great White Way! By playing its 6,681st performance on November 30, the Disney musical has become the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history. The musical surpassed the record previously held by the original Broadway production of Les Miserables.

The Lion King has recently celebrated its 16th anniversary on the ...

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