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Julie Taymor to Open Up About Her Career at 92Y With Blacklist Star & Broadway Vet Harry Lennix

Julie Taymor to Open Up About Her Career at 92Y With Blacklist Star & Broadway Vet Harry Lennix

Tony-winning director Julie Taymor will discuss her stage, screen and opera career at New York’s 92Y on November 17 in a conversation with actor Harry Lennix. The event will include clips from her productions. The Lion King director recently won acclaim for her mounting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Theatre for a New Audience’s new home ...

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The Lion King Reigns Supreme Over Broadway: Grosses to Reach Record-Setting $1 Billion

The Lion King Reigns Supreme Over Broadway: Grosses to Reach Record-Setting $1 Billion

The Lion King will make Broadway history later this month as the first show to gross more than $1 billion. "This humbling milestone is a testament to the vision and artistry of Julie Taymor,” Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer Disney Theatrical Productions, said in a statement.  “For nearly 17 years she has been The Lion King’s guiding creative force ...

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Jeffrey Kuhn Is The Lion King’s Latest Zazu; Tshidi Manye Returns as Rafiki

Jeffrey Kuhn Is The Lion King’s Latest Zazu; Tshidi Manye Returns as Rafiki

Disney’s Broadway blockbuster The Lion King is welcoming two stars: Jeffrey Kuhn makes his Pride Rock debut as the hornbilled bird Zazu, the advisor to the King, and Broadway’s longest-running Rafiki, Tshidi Manye, returns to the New York production after performing in the show's North American tour. The Lion King continues its run at the Minksoff Theatre ...

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Broadway Newbie Aaron Nelson on Landing His Dream Role and Learning About Fatherhood in The Lion King

Broadway Newbie Aaron Nelson on Landing His Dream Role and Learning About Fatherhood in The Lion King

Age & Hometown: 23; Chicago, IL

Current Role: A Broadway debut in his “dream role,” Simba, in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King.

A Whole New World: Windy City native Nelson grew up mostly with his mom and was home-schooled through high school. “I was all about martial arts and football until I was 14,” he says. “My dream was ...

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The Lion King Star Chantel Riley Explains Why High School Was Like a Cyndi Lauper Song

The Lion King Star Chantel Riley Explains Why High School Was Like a Cyndi Lauper Song

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom—and share a school picture! The Lion King queen Chantel Riley, who plays Nala in the Disney hit, told us about her fun and drama-free experience with "my girls" and an embarrassing ...

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Aaron Nelson Will Roar into The Lion King as Broadway’s New Simba

Aaron Nelson Will Roar into The Lion King as Broadway’s New Simba

Newcomer Aaron Nelson just can’t wait to be king. Nelson makes his Broadway debut on August 27 as Simba in Disney’s Tony-winning hit The Lion King. Previous star, Andile Gumbi played his final performance as the playful prince on August 25. The Lion King continues to play at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

A native of Chicago, Nelson’s ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

With Labor Day just around the corner, Broadway fans are squeezing in trips to New York City to catch a show before school starts. The Lion King roared ahead at the box office this week as the only show to hit the $2 million mark. Big earners Matilda and Kinky Boots both broke their box office records, and the new ...

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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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Former Hootie & the Blowfish Frontman Darius Rucker ‘Only Wants to Be’ at The Lion King

Former Hootie & the Blowfish Frontman Darius Rucker ‘Only Wants to Be’ at The Lion King

Darius Rucker and his band Hootie & the Blowfish created the sound of the '90s. Since then, Rucker has launched a successful solo career in country music. On July 12, the musician took in Disney’s long-running musical The Lion King, which boasts Elton John and Tim Rice’s hit songs “The Circle of Life,” “Can’t You Feel The Love ...

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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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