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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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LaMar Baylor on Almost Passing Up Broadway & His 'Surreal' Experience Representing The Lion King

LaMar Baylor on Almost Passing Up Broadway & His 'Surreal' Experience Representing The Lion King
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In the newest Gotta Dance! feature, get to know LaMar Baylor, a young New Jersey native who is making his Broadway debut in Disney’s hit musical The Lion King. Baylor shares how he almost didn’t audition for the Broadway musical and opens up about his professional hopes for the future. Click below to see the University of the ...

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The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

After 11 years hosting the ABC reality dating competition, The Bachelor, Chris Harrison has learned a thing or two about love. That’s why Harrison brought the lady in his life, his adorable daughter Taylor, to see Disney’s long-running musical about love and self discovery, The Lion King. The Harrisons took in the June 19 performance at the Minskoff ...

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Buyi Zama to Make Her Broadway Debut as Rafiki in The Lion King

Buyi Zama to Make Her Broadway Debut as Rafiki in The Lion King

Disney’s long-running musical sensation The Lion King is welcoming a new addition to the Serengeti. Starting May 18, Buyi Zama will step into the leading role of Rafiki in the beloved Broadway blockbuster. This marks the South African actress’s Broadway debut.

Zami has previously played the part in the North American tour, London, South Africa, Australia and China ...

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Watch American Idol Contestant Zoanette Johnson Tear Into The Lion King's ‘Circle of Life’

Watch American Idol Contestant Zoanette Johnson Tear Into The Lion King's ‘Circle of Life’

One of American Idol’s most colorful contestants Zoanette Johnson took a pretty big risk during Idol’s sudden death round by performing Elton John’s “The Circle of Life” from the musical The Lion King. As fans of the TV competition know, Broadway songs don’t typically go over well with the judges, but this time they went wild ...

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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.

The surrogate, whose identity has not been revealed, also ...

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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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