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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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The Lion King Surpasses Phantom as Broadway’s All-Time Highest Grossing Show

The Lion King Surpasses Phantom as Broadway’s All-Time Highest Grossing Show

Disney’s Tony-winning blockbuster The Lion King has surpassed Broadway’s longest-running show Phantom of the Opera as Broadway’s all-time highest grossing show, according to CBSnews.com. The Lion King, which recently became Broadway’s sixth longest-running musical, has grossed a total of $853,846,062 during its run, while Phantom’s cumulative gross is $853,122,847.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

Brown previously appeared as Inspector Andre in the national ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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