Friday, July 1, 2016

Longtime Lion King Star Chantel Riley on How the Show Changed Her and Saying Goodbye to Pride Rock by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tony Winner Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Join Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival Lineup by BroadwayWorld

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival has added a collection of star Broadway performers to their opening concert. Broadway and West End veteran Alton Fitzgerald White The Lion King, The Who's…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Principals to Roar in Broadway's The Lion King by Robert Viagas

Tony nominee Derek Smith joins the cast as Scar.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Theater News: Broadway's The Lion King Will Welcome a New Scar, Nala, and Zazu

The production runs at the Minskoff Theatre.

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THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5.

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Derek Smith, Cameron Pow & Adrienne Walker to Feel the Love in Broadway's The Lion King by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Hakuna matata! Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker will take on the roles of Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, in The Lion King on Broadway. The trio are set to begin performances …

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Broadway Grosses: The King & I Whistles a Happy Tune, Bright Star Shines in Final Week of Performances by Ryan McPhee

Here’s how you end on a high note. The Tony-winning revival of The King and I played its final performance on June 26, and in its last week, the production reached its highest gross in…

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James Earl Jones & More Join Santino Fontana, Skylar Astin for Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater at City Center by Ryan McPhee

Stage and screen legend James Earl Jones has joined the cast of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as part of New York City Center Encores!’ Off-Center series. The roster also includes the p…

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Tim Rice Comes to Finger Lakes for North American Premiere of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by BroadwayWorld

Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning lyricistTim Riceis into Auburn, New York, this summer for the North American premiere of his new musical based on the novel byJames Jones, 'From He…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Following Tony Triumphs, The Humans Is Moving On Up by Ryan McPhee

This year’s Best Play Tony winner wasted no time in reaping the benefits from Broadway’s biggest night. Stephen Karam’s The Humans, which won four Tony Awards on June 12, i…

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Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape by Beth Stevens

Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark …

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WATCH: Disney's The Lion King Cast Gave An Incredible #WestEndLIVE Performance This Weekend

Did you see the cast of THE LION KING give an epic performance at West End Live over the weekend? Relive the magic below!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Can You Say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Mandarin? by Amy Qin

A new production of “The Lion King” at the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Shanghai adds some localized elements to the musical.

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Exclusive! Behind the Scenes of Chris Rice\u2019s \u201CDisney Jungle Dance Party\u201D Video

The Book of Mormon actor Chris Rice got a few of his Broadway dancer friends together for a \u201CDisney Jungle Dance Party,\u201D in which he covers \u201CI Just Can\u2019t Wait to Be King\…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nicholas Afoa, Star of London's The Lion King, on Leaving Sports & Finding a Brotherhood of Simbas by Matt Wolf

Nicholas Afoa has only ever been in one professional musical ever and it happens to be that globe-trotting crowd-puller The Lion King. Having first played adult Simba in Australia, the 30-ye…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Odds & Ends: Leslie Odom Jr. Tops Chart, New Character Added to The Lion King & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Leslie Odom Jr. Tops Chart What comes next after sweeping the Tony Awards? More fantastic news from vlogger&md…

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THE LION KING Makes Mandarin World Premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort, June 16 by BroadwayWorld

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney'sTHE LION KINGTuesdaynight in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere la…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Enjoys Best Week Ever at the Broadway Box Office by Michael Paulson

The hit musical, which won 11 Tony Awards, grossed over $2 million for the first time. “Hamilton” still lags behind the industry leader, “The Lion King.”

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‘Hamilton’ Explodes, Topping $2M Even Before Winning 11 Tony Awards: Broadway Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway’s Week 3 of the new season coincided with the Belmont Stakes, the endurance test of the Triple Crown, and both ended with a pair of noses at the wire. In the horse race, Creat…

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Broadway Grosses: Before Cleaning Up at the Tonys, Hamilton Reached Yet Another Milestone by Ryan McPhee

History had its eyes on Hamilton on Broadway’s biggest night, but before the musical won 11 Tonys out of a record-breaking 16 nominations, it reached yet another milestone. The revolut…

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Thumbs Up! Tony Host James Corden Made Broadway's Biggest Night a Fun, Farcical & Fantastic Affair by Ryan Gilbert

Now that the 2016 Tony Awards are over, let's take a moment to talk about how perfectly entertaining James Corden was as the evening's emcee. Corden kicked off the ceremony with a he…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Interview: Paul Wesley on ‘Cal in Camo’, Ingmar Bergman, and How Musicals Are Connected to His Monologues by Jose Solis

Paul Wesley may be famous for facing supernatural beings in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, but in William Francis Hoffman’s Cal in Camo, he is battling something much more horrific: his c…

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Role Call with Renee Elise Goldsberry (HAMILTON, RENT, THE LION KING, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) by

HAMILTON Tony nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry on playing everything from a lioness cub to a sister to a murder victim.

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Will ‘Hamilton’ Take a Bite out of ‘The Lion King’? by Matthew Wexler

Infographic provided by Vivid Seats via The Broadway Blog.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Rehearsals Begin for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's Premiere of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by Marissa Sblendorio

Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning lyricist Tim Rice is coming to Auburn, New York, this summer for the North American premiere of his new musical based on the novel by James Jones, …

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Broadway Grosses: American Psycho Kills In Its Final Week; Nominated Shows Stand By for Post-Tonys Boosts by Ryan McPhee

The musical adaptation of American Psycho fell victim to the post-Tony nomination killing spree, but it at least played a final week closer than ever to selling out. The musical, which took …

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Joining the Millionaire's Club Is Just the Cherry on Top for Waitress by Ryan McPhee

Here’s what baking—and a hit musical during a holiday weekend—can do. The Sara Bareilles musical Waitress, which begin performances in March, surpassed the $1 million mark …

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Make Way For Prince Ali: Disney’s Aladdin Kicks Off West End Run by Chris Luner

London is about to get exactly what it wished for! Disney is flying back onto the stage in London and bringing their latest Broadway hit musical with them! Still home to The Lion King, now …

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Tonys Host with the Most James Corden - Crosswalk the Musical x3

There's no better way to sail into this holiday weekend than: a) doing an anti-rain dance to stave off the showers currently in the tri-state forecast, and then b) get ready for James …

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