Thursday, July 18, 2019

Watch This Mashup of The Lion King’s ‘Spirit’ and ‘Circle of Life’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The creators of #HAM4BEY mix Beyoncé’s newest solo with the Lion King staple.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Javier Bardem in Talks to Play King Triton in Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid by Eric King

Disney's Little Mermaid remake may have found its King Triton. According to Deadline, Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to play the role of Ariel's father in the live-action film.  …

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Watch The Lion King's Bradley Gibson, Ben Jeffrey & Jim Ferris Perform 'Hakuna Matata' by

What a wonderful phrase! Enjoy Bradley Gibson, Ben Jeffrey and Jim Ferris' super fun performance of The Lion King classic.

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Disney shows The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins & Frozen all feature in London pop-up experience this summer

Disney’s hit West End musicals The Lion King, Aladdin, the eagerly-anticipated Frozen, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins will all take centre stage in the Disney in the West End Summ…

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VIDEO: Beyonce Releases Music Video for 'Spirit' from THE LION KING

Beyonce will release a new album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' which will feature an array of songs inspired by The Lion King, performed by global artists. Beyonce has released the mus…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Broadway Stars Step Out for a Special Screening of The Lion King by Caitlin Moynihan

We just can't wait to be king and neither can these Broadway stars! Ahead of The Lion King's highly anticipated premiere date on July 18, stage favorites attended a special screening hosted …

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See the Broadway Cast of The Lion King and More Celebrate the Release of Disney's New Remake by Nathan Skethway

The event also included members of the original Broadway cast and stars from Disney's other Broadway musicals.

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Adrienne Walker Returns to The Lion King as Nala by Andy Lefkowitz

Adrienne Walker, a recent standout of Kiss Me, Kate, returns to Broadway's The Lion King in the role of Nala on July 16. Walker replaces Syndee Winters, who took her final bow in the role on…

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Adrienne Walker Returns as Nala in THE LION KING Tonight, July 16

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING will welcome back Adrienne Walker as Nala to the company, beginning performances Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Adrienne Walker Returns to Cast of Broadway’s The Lion King July 16 by Andrew Gans

The hit Disney musical continues at the Minskoff Theatre.

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The Lion King — handsome and funny but also creepy and icky

Disney’s CGI-enhanced live-action revamp is one of its better ones efforts despite an overdose of sweetness

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates The Return of THE LION KING To The Big Screen!

Broadway favorites turned out to catch an advanced screening of Disney's latest big screen remake, The Lion King!

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Broadway Grosses: Burn This & Other Shows Unaffected by Saturday Blackout See Box Office Boost by

Lights went out across midtown Manhattan this weekend, resulting in the cancellation of most Broadway shows on the night of July 13. The four shows unaffected by the blackout, each playing v…

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Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to The Lion King on Broadway and a PANDORA Shopping Spree by Playbill Staff

Fans of the Disney favorite can also purchase newly designed pieces in celebration of the upcoming live-action film.

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Photo Flash: Beyonce, Elton John Attend European Premiere of THE LION KING

Disney's “The Lion King” marked its European premiere in Leicester Square in London, welcoming a host of royal and celebrity guests including Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess…

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After Flooding, Broadway’s The Lion King Proceeds With Some Improvised Costumes by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch this excerpt of “Circle of Life” with one-night-only costume changes for some principal cast members.

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The Lion King’s Original Nala Heather Headley Recalls the Night Her Onstage Injury Stopped the Show by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner tells the story during ABC’s upcoming The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts.

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Disney’s 2019 pop-up to feature The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins & Frozen by Robin Johnson

If this news doesn’t get your inner child giddy with joy, we don’t know what will. Disney’s smash-hit West End Summer Pop-Up is back this year! And it’ll contain incredible access to…

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Wake Up With BWW 7/15: Flood at THE LION KING, Ariana DeBose in WEST SIDE STORY, and More!

Today's top stories: a flood at The Lion King results in costume adjustments, and more!

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

VIDEO: THE LION KING Suffers Flood Due to Blackout; The Show Goes on With Costume Adjustments

Due to the blackout, a flood occurred backstage at the Minskoff Theatre, damaging many costumes required for The Lion King.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE LION KING in New Featurette

See how the cast of "The Lion King" brought these iconic characters back to the big screen in a brand-new look behind the scenes. Directed by Jon Favreau, "The Lion King" opens on July 19. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Live-Action THE LION KING?

Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own roya…

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Read Reviews for Disney’s The Lion King Live-Action Remake by Adam Hetrick

Beyoncé, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor lend their voices to the new take on the 1994 animated blockbuster.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Video: New LION KING Clips Feature 'Hakuna Matata' And More!

Before Simba & co. return to the big screen, get to know Timon and Pumbaa, voiced by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan, as they debut 'Hakuna Matata' and stumble upon Simba in new clips from …

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It's the Circle of Life! Go Inside the World Premiere of The Lion King Movie by Caitlin Moynihan

We can definitely feel the love during the world premiere of the upcoming The Lion King movie. Starring Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Oliver and James Earl Jones r…

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PANDORA and Disney Team Up for New The Lion King–Inspired Jewelry Collection by Playbill Staff

Fans of The Lion King will be able to purchase newly designed pieces in celebration of the upcoming live-action film.

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Top 5 Must-See Musicals for 16-year-olds

With so much choice in the West End, musicals-wise, it’s hard to know where to start. From Les Misérables to The Lion King, the sheer number of smash-hit shows lining the streets of Londo…

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Photo Flash: See Beyonce, Donald Glover, and More on THE LION KING Red Carpet!

Filmmakers, talent and special guests celebrated Disney's “The Lion King” tonight in Hollywood. The movie, which opens on July 19, 2019, welcomes beloved characters back to the big scree…

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Listen to Beyoncé’s New Song ‘Spirit’ From The Lion King Soundtrack by Dan Meyer

The song will also appear on the companion album The Lion King: The Gift, out July 19.

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LISTEN: Beyonce Releases Single 'Spirit' From THE LION KING: THE GIFT Album

As BroadwayWorld announced yesterday, Beyonce will release a new album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' which will feature an array of songs inspired by the film, performed by global artist…

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