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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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Dashaun Young Returns as Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King

Dashaun Young Returns as Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King

Dashaun Young returns as the King of Pride Rock in Broadway’s The Lion King beginning May 16. Young will assume the role from current Simba, Adam Jacobs, who is taking a brief hiatus but plans to return to the Tony-winning production on June 26. Young has previously played the role of Simba on Broadway, in the North American tour ...

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Video Exclusive! Adam Jacobs, Tshidi Manye & Co. Revel in The Lion King's 6,000th Broadway Performance

Video Exclusive! Adam Jacobs, Tshidi Manye & Co. Revel in The Lion King's 6,000th Broadway Performance

Within the past month, The Lion King celebrated several production milestones including becoming the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history, becoming the highest-grossing Broadway show of all time and, on April 18, playing its 6,000th performance on the Great White Way. To mark these occasions, Broadway.com headed to the Minskoff Theatre to chat with the company, including current ...

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Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates 6,000 Performances on Broadway

Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates 6,000 Performances on Broadway

Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King, which recently became the highest grossing Broadway show of all time, is now celebrating another Broadway milestone. The April 18 matinee marks the musical’s 6,000th performance. The musical currently ranks as Broadway’s sixth longest-running show.

Based on the popular Disney film, The Lion King first opened on Broadway on November ...

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