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Julie Taymor Gets Blunt! Nine Very Candid Quotes from the Tony Winner on The Lion King, Spider-Man and Taking Risks

Julie Taymor Gets Blunt! Nine Very Candid Quotes from the Tony Winner on The Lion King,  Spider-Man and Taking Risks

Julie Taymor stopped by Charlie Rose on February 8 for a frank interview about her career. Taymor addressed controversy and rumors surrounding Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, reminisced about The Lion King and examined about the ups and downs of taking risks. We applaud the Tony-winning director for opening up. Below are nine Taymor quotes from the half-hour interview.

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Sir Elton John & David Furnish Welcome Second Child to Their Family

Sir Elton John & David Furnish Welcome Second Child to Their Family

The Lion King composer and six-time Grammy winner Sir Elton John has reportedly welcomed a new cub into his tribe. John and his partner David Furnish had their second child with the same surrogate mother who gave birth to their first son, Zachary, in 2010, according to the New York Post.

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The Lion King Star Andile Gumbi Climbed Mount Everest in 2012 but Hopes to Conquer NYC in 2013

The Lion King Star Andile Gumbi Climbed Mount Everest in 2012 but Hopes to Conquer NYC in 2013

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the ...

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Get a First Look at The Lion King’s Groundbreaking Pop-Up Exhibit

Get a First Look at The Lion King’s Groundbreaking Pop-Up Exhibit
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Disney’s Tony-winning musical The Lion King celebrates another first this December. To mark its 15th anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical is being honored with the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show. Fans of The Lion King will finally have their chance to get up close and interact with the show’s set pieces, intricate ...

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Julie Taymor Shows Off The Lion King's 'Sexiest' Puppet and Heads to Brazil on Nightline

Julie Taymor Shows Off The Lion King's 'Sexiest' Puppet and Heads to Brazil on Nightline

In the weeks leading up to The Lion King's recent 15th anniversary celebration, Nightline teamed up with the show's famed director Julie Taymor to look back at the production's incredible road to Broadway. During a backstage visit at the Minskoff Theatre, the musical's cast and crew showed off the elaborately designed costumes and sets, and even ...

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The Lion King's Broadway Family Reunites at a 15th Birthday Party Fit for a King

The Lion King's Broadway Family Reunites at a 15th Birthday Party Fit for a King
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The worldwide musical sensation The Lion King celebrated its 15th year on Broadway on November 18 with a special performance at the Minskoff Theatre and a swinging celebration at Gotham Hall. The musical officially opened on Broadway back on November 13, 1997, and has since spawned 21 productions in 98 cities in 16 countries around the world. To mark The ...

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Julie Taymor and The Lion King Company Open Up About 15 Magical Years on Broadway

Julie Taymor and The Lion King Company Open Up About 15 Magical Years on Broadway

The Tony-winning musical The Lion King celebrated 15 years on Broadway with a triumphant performance and lavish celebration. Hear from the award-winning creators and current cast about why The Lion King is unlike any other show on Broadway.

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Original Lion King Cast Member Ron Kunene on Why He Is Still 'Sustained' & 'Moved' by the Landmark Musical

Original Lion King Cast Member Ron Kunene on Why He Is Still 'Sustained' & 'Moved' by the Landmark Musical

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Ron Kunene has been part of The Lion King family since he provided background vocals in Disney's 1994 Oscar-winning motion picture, and today, he remains one of only two actors to have been in the ensemble of the Broadway production since it opened in 1997. A South African transplant and a graduate of UCLA, Kunene praises ...

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Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

In the final Lion King character study video, South African actor Andile Gumbi brings us behind the scenes as he transforms into the “energetic” Simba. Find out what similarities Prince Simba has to an African warrior.

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The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye Shares Rafiki’s Otherworldly Abilities and the Connection to Her Culture

 The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye Shares Rafiki’s Otherworldly Abilities and the Connection to Her Culture

As the shaman Rafiki, Tshidi Manye kicks off The Lion King with the signature song “Circle of Life.” Hear how the South African actress prepares before each show and how the role is a connection to her culture.

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