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Chantel Riley Takes Pride in Her Transformation into Nala, the ‘Very Fierce’ Lion King Princess

Chantel Riley Takes Pride in Her Transformation into Nala, the ‘Very Fierce’ Lion King Princess

Chantel Riley has dreamed of playing Nala since she first saw The Lion King movie. Now, she embraces her Broadway transformation into the "strong and powerful" lioness. See the history behind her makeup and how the role helped her grow.

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See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

The Lion King Character Study series kicks off with Patrick R. Brown. Watch how he describes Scar’s evil actions, and how his costume and makeup design work to make Scar sharp and unlovable.

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Broadway.com to Celebrate The Lion King's 15th Anniversary with Special Character Study Video Series

Broadway.com to Celebrate The Lion King's 15th Anniversary with Special Character Study Video Series

Disney’s The Lion King continues to wow theatergoers, and on November 13 the blockbuster show will celebrate its 15th year on Broadway! To mark the milestone Broadway.com will roll out a series of Character Study videos featuring the musical's leading actors.

The videos head backstage at the Minksoff Theatre to see how show stars Andile Gumbi (Simba ...

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Celebrate 15 Years in the Circle of Life with Squigs’ Anniversary Portrait of The Lion King

Celebrate 15 Years in the Circle of Life with Squigs’ Anniversary Portrait of The Lion King

Disney’s landmark Broadway musical The Lion King is getting set to mark its 15-year anniversary on the Great White Way. Julie Taymor's groundbreaking production began performances in October 1997, and the show has gone on to become the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history as well as the highest grossing Broadway show of all time. Broadway.com resident ...

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The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Releases Solo Album of Disney Songs

The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Releases Solo Album of Disney Songs

Alton Fitzgerald White, who stars as Mufasa in Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King, releases Disney My Way!, his second solo album, on October 1. The album, which is available on iTunes and Amazon, features songs from Disney’s vast catalogue including “A Whole New World,” “If I Can’t Love Her,” “Fortune Favors the Brave” and “Santa Fe ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Elton John’s Music Scores Big with Broadway Fans

Weekend Poll Top Three: Elton John’s Music Scores Big with Broadway Fans

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will be the latest Grammy-winning musician to pen a Broadway score as the new musical Kinky Boots readies to strut into the Al Hirschfeld Theatre this spring. With a slew of new shows penned by famous musicians on the horizon, Broadway.com asked readers to choose which original Broadway score written by a pop star is ...

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Andile Gumbi on How The Lion King Changed His Life, Brought Him Love and Impressed His Mom

Andile Gumbi on How The Lion King Changed His Life, Brought Him Love and Impressed His Mom

Age & Hometown: 29; Durban, South Africa

Current Role: A Broadway debut performance as Simba, the disillusioned, self-exiled prince who matures into the King of Pride Rock, in Disney’s long-running musical The Lion King.

A New New Yorker: South African native Gumbi is the international face of The Lion King, appearing in ads for the musical worldwide since debuting in ...

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Andile Gumbi Takes the Throne as The Lion King’s New Simba

Andile Gumbi Takes the Throne as The Lion King’s New Simba

Broadway’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will welcome Andile Gumbi as the newest Simba on August 28. Though Gumbi is making his Broadway debut, he has played the role of Simba in four different countries and has been the face of The Lion King in advertisements throughout the world. The Lion King continues to play the Minskoff Theatre.

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Disney’s The Lion King Surpasses A Chorus Line to Become Broadway's Fifth Longest-Running Show

Disney’s The Lion King Surpasses A Chorus Line to Become Broadway's Fifth Longest-Running Show

Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will become the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history on August 15. The company will celebrate the milestone after the matinee at the Minskoff Theatre, when it will have played 6,138 performances. The Lion King will surpass the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line to enter the top five.

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Syndee Winters to Make Her Broadway Debut as Nala in The Lion King

Syndee Winters to Make Her Broadway Debut as Nala in The Lion King

Syndee Winters will make her Broadway debut as royal lioness Nala in Disney’s Tony-winning musical The Lion King on June 1. Winters, who has played the role on tour, will take over for current star Chauntee Schuler. Winters will continue with the production through August 26.

In addition to performing the role of Nala in The Lion King’s ...

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