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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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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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