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Disney’s The Lion King Becomes Broadway's Sixth Longest-Running Show

Disney’s The Lion King Becomes Broadway's Sixth Longest-Running Show

Disney’s smash hit musical The Lion King will become the sixth longest-running Broadway show in history on March 14. The company will celebrate the milestone after the matinee performance at the Minskoff Theatre, when it will have played 5,960 performances. The Lion King will surpass Oh! Calcutta! for the title.

Based on the popular Disney film, The Lion King ...

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The Lion King's Fred Berman on Channeling Judi Dench and Worshipping Led Zeppelin

The Lion King's Fred Berman on Channeling Judi Dench and Worshipping Led Zeppelin

Age & Hometown: 39 (“but in meerkat years, that’s 25!”); Manhasset, Long Island

Current Role: Entertaining Broadway audiences as the hysterical meerkat Timon in Disney's long-running hit The Lion King.

A Familiar Voice: An accomplished voiceover actor on more than 50 audio books, Berman says the key is not to impersonate or put on voices. “I cast the book in ...

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The Lion King's Adam Jacobs Reminisces about Candy Grams and Scavenger Hunts on Valentine’s Day

The Lion King's Adam Jacobs Reminisces about Candy Grams and Scavenger Hunts on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

ADAM JACOBS (Simba in The Lion King)

What was your biggest Valentine's Day disaster?
Remember candy grams? For ...

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Patrick R. Brown Shakes Up the Monarchy as The Lion King’s New Scar

Patrick R. Brown Shakes Up the Monarchy as The Lion King’s New Scar

After playing the role of Scar in the Singapore production, Patrick R. Brown is making his Broadway debut as the new Scar in Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre. Gareth Saxe, who most recently played Scar on Broadway, took his final bow in the part on January 15.

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The Lion King Celebrates Its 14th Broadway Birthday

The Lion King Celebrates Its 14th Broadway Birthday

The Circle of Life continues at the Minskoff Theatre, where The Lion King celebrated its 14th Broadway anniversary on November 13. To commemorate the event, show stars Alton Fitzgerald White, Thom Christopher Warren, Chauntee Schuler, Joel Karie and Tshidi Manye shared a cake fit for a king. Haven't been a part of The Lion King's 14-year reign on Broadway ...

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The Lion King's Adam Jacobs on His Many Shirtless Roles and the Prospect of Flying to Broadway as Aladdin

The Lion King's Adam Jacobs on His Many Shirtless Roles and the Prospect of Flying to Broadway as Aladdin

After a stint as Simba on the national tour of Disney's The Lion King, Adam Jacobs recently roared into the long-running musical's Broadway production. This has been a Disney-filled year for the young star: He also originated the title role in the mouse house's musical adaptation of Aladdin in Seattle this summer. Broadway.com recently chatted with Jacobs, who ...

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Winning! The Lion King's Chauntee Schuler Remembers Her Years as a School Champion

Winning! The Lion King's Chauntee Schuler Remembers Her Years as a School Champion

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, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. Chauntee Schuler, who stars as Nala in The Lion King, had plenty of school pride as a youngster—and even has ...

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Adam Jacobs Heads to Pride Rock as The Lion King's New Simba

Adam Jacobs Heads to Pride Rock as The Lion King's New Simba

After flying on a magic carpet as the title character in the Seattle launch of Disney's Aladdin, Adam Jacobs is heading to Broadway in another musical from the mouse house. Jacobs will assume the starring role of Simba in The Lion King, a part he previously played on tour, beginning August 30 at the Minskoff Theatre. Clifton Oliver played his ...

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Liam Neeson Goes Wild with Girlfriend Freya St. Johnson at Broadway's The Lion King

Liam Neeson Goes Wild with Girlfriend Freya St. Johnson at Broadway's The Lion King

No stranger to playing a lion himself after voicing the role of Aslan in Disney's The Chronicles Of Narnia series, Liam Neeson paid a visit to Broadway's own pride on August 18. Neeson, girlfriend Freya St. Johnson and her two sons headed to the Minskoff Theatre to catch the blockbuster musical The Lion King. After the performance, Neeson and the gang ...

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Clifton Oliver Takes the Throne in Broadway's The Lion King

Clifton Oliver Takes the Throne in Broadway's The Lion King

Clifton Oliver has joined the cast of Broadway's The Lion King as Simba at the Minskoff Theatre. Dashaun Young played his final performance in the role on May 7.

Oliver previously played Simba in The Lion King's Las Vegas production. His Broadway credits include In the Heights and Wicked.

The Lion King also stars Gareth Saxe as Scar, Alton ...

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Reality Star Dean McDermott & Kids Meet the Animal Crew at The Lion King

Reality Star Dean McDermott & Kids Meet the Animal Crew at The Lion King

After catching Daniel Radcliff in How to Succeed alongside his wife Tori Spelling, actor and reality star Dean McDermott made another family outing to Broadway by taking his children to The Lion King. On April 6 McDermott and his daughter Stella and son Liam headed to the Minskoff Theatre to see Disney's long-running hit. After the performance, the family headed ...

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Britney Spears and Sons Roar Into Las Vegas Lion King

Britney Spears and Sons Roar Into Las Vegas Lion King

If pop princess Britney Spears took a night off from promoting her new album to enjoy a night at the theater, would you hold it against her? Of course not! On April 3, Spears took a break from her Femme Fatale publicity appearances to enjoy a performance of the Las Vegas production of The Lion King with sons Sean Preston ...

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Jimmy Fallon and Yankees Pitcher C.C. Sabathia Go Wild at The Lion King

Jimmy Fallon and Yankees Pitcher C.C. Sabathia Go Wild at The Lion King
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Viewers of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon know the energetic chat show host often acts like a kid at heart, so it's no surprise to learn the comedian recently checked out Disney's awe-inspiring musical, The Lion King. After the April 2 performance, Fallon joined Dashuan Young and Tshidi Manye backstage at the Minskoff Theatre to play around with the show's ...

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The Lion King's Ben Jeffrey Gives Don Johnson an Onstage Shout-Out

The Lion King's Ben Jeffrey Gives Don Johnson an Onstage Shout-Out

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Judah Bellamy and Shaylin Becton Join The Lion King

Judah Bellamy and Shaylin Becton Join The Lion King

Judah Bellamy and Shaylin Becton have joined the Broadway company of the hit musical The Lion King as Young Simba and Young Nala respectively. Bellamy and Becton began performances on March 29 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Lion King marks the Broadway debut for both performers. They will alternate the roles with Alphonso Romero Jones II and Khail Toi Bryant ...

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Roar! Broadway Vet Patrick Wilson Checks Out The Lion King

Roar! Broadway Vet Patrick Wilson Checks Out The Lion King

Patrick Wilson may have his eyes set on TV as he readies to star in a supernatural pilot for CBS, but the Tony nominee still has a special place in his heart for Broadway. On March 28, the talented vet of All My Sons, Oklahoma! and The Full Monty treated his wife, actress Dagmara Dominczyk, and their precious son, Kalin ...

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The Lion King's Chaunteé Schuler Has Beastly Desires This Valentine's Day

The Lion King's Chaunteé Schuler Has Beastly Desires This Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worthy tunes and more.

CHAUNTEÉ SCHULER (Nala in The Lion King)

What Broadway show tune makes you swoon and why?
"I Get a Kick Out Of You" from Anything Goes. It's classic. It's ...

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Amazing! The Lion King's Dashaun Young Hopes to Compete in a TV Reality Race

Amazing! The Lion King's Dashaun Young Hopes to Compete in a TV Reality Race

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

DASHAUN YOUNG (Simba in The Lion King ...

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The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Shows Off His Kingly Quarters

The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Shows Off His Kingly Quarters

As The Lion King’s Mufasa, Alton Fitzgerald White oversees the entirety of Pride Rock’s animal population. White’s kingly instincts have filtered into his dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where he’s taken control to ensure everything is just right. “This is called Citrus Orange,” he says of the brightly colored painted walls. “It’s happy, light, not too ...

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Mariska Hargitay & Family Feel the Love at The Lion King

Mariska Hargitay & Family Feel the Love at The Lion King
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What better time than the holidays to take in a Broadway show as a family? On December 11, Emmy Award winner Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU and her Broadway vet husband, Peter Hermann (Talk Radio), took their uber-adorable four-year-old son, August, to see the megahit musical The Lion King. After the performance, the fam headed backstage at the ...

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Lion King Alum Shannon Tavarez Loses Battle with Leukemia at Age 11

Lion King Alum Shannon Tavarez Loses Battle with Leukemia at Age 11

Eleven-year-old Shannon Tavarez, who played Young Nala in the Broadway musical The Lion King, has lost her battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The young actress passed away on November 1 after spearheading efforts to register new bone marrow donors.

"Shannon's strength and her happy, positive spirit will live on in our hearts and minds each day," her mother Odiney ...

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A Look at The Lion King Star Gareth Saxe's Terrifying Transformation Into Scar

A Look at The Lion King Star Gareth Saxe's Terrifying Transformation Into Scar
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During each performance of The Lion King, Gareth Saxe takes the stage as the insidious villain Scar to warn audiences “Be Prepared.” It takes plenty of preparation on Saxe’s part to get into lion mode each night. Broadway.com snuck backstage at the Minskoff Theatre to follow Saxe during his pre-show transformation from nice guy to ferocious animal. Elaborate ...

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The Bachelorette's Newly Engaged Couple Shares Their Love at The Lion King

The Bachelorette's Newly Engaged Couple Shares Their Love at The Lion King
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Earlier this summer, TV Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky spent a glamorous weekend in New York City where she brought her pack of potential suitors to check out the Disney magic of The Lion King. There she “auditioned” the men to see who would claim her heart. Four months later, Fedotowsky has chosen her own king, Roberto Martinez, and the newly engaged ...

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What's Up, Gareth Saxe? The Lion King's Scar on Why Being Bad Feels Good

What's Up, Gareth Saxe? The Lion King's Scar on Why Being Bad Feels Good

As Scar, the jealous brother of King Mufasa, The Lion King’s Gareth Saxe sings out a vicious warning to “Be Prepared.” After turns in such Shakespeare classics as Hamlet and Richard III and the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s dark Homecoming, Saxe himself is well prepared to take on the Bard-inspired Disney classic. Broadway.com caught up with ...

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Lion King Cast to Greet Fans at Bone Marrow Drive for Leukemia Patient Shannon Tavarez

Lion King Cast to Greet Fans at Bone Marrow Drive for Leukemia Patient Shannon Tavarez

Cast and crew members of the hit Broadway musical The Lion King will participate in a bone marrow drive being organized on behalf of show alum Shannon Tavares. The 11-year-old actress was starring as Young Nala before being diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in April. Tavarez is currently receiving daily chemotherapy treatments at Schneider Children’s Hospital on Long Island, but her ...

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