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The Lion King: The Broadway Musical is now playing in many venues across the United States! Buy tickets at TicketsNow.com.


    The Lion King: The Broadway Musical celebrated its world premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on July 8, 1997. Now playing at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway, and in a variety of other locations around the globe, this musical version of Disney's greatest animated feature ever has already drawn rave reviews for its dazzling special effects and staging, the inspired music by Tim Rice, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, and Lebo M., and for its nearly magical performance by a cast using masks and puppetry combined with live acting to convey the atmosphere of The Lion King.


“I wanted to go for elegance, not cute.”

-- Julie Taymor, director

    This production broke new ground in theatrical technology, attempting to bring to the stage such vast and sweeping elements as the rolling African savannah and the famous wildebeest stampede in which Mufasa is killed by his brother Scar. Far from shrinking from the challenge or toning down the scale of the film, director Julie Taymor succeeded in the superhuman feat of reproducing the film's vastness through ingenious staging techniques and experimental methods worthy of Walt Disney Theatrical, producers of the wildly popular Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical, which also debuted at the Orpheum.


Current Broadway Cast (November 2005):

(IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

RAFIKI
Tshidi Manye
MUFASA
Alton Fitzgerald White
SARABI
Jean Michelle Grier
ZAZU
Jeffrey Binder
SCAR
Derek Smith
YOUNG SIMBA
Jarrell J. Singleton
Aaron D. Conley
YOUNG NALA
Zipporah G. Gatling
Kailani Coba
SHENZI
Bonita J. Hamilton
BANZAI
Benjamin Sterling Cannon
ED
Enrique Segura
TIMON
Danny Rutigliano
PUMBAA
Tom Alan Robbins
SIMBA
Josh Tower
NALA
Kissy Simmons
ENSEMBLE SINGERS
Bobby Daye
Lindiwe Dlamini
Bongi Duma
Jean Michelle Grier
Michael Alexander Henry
Keswa
Ron Kunene
Sheryl McCallum
S'bu Ngema
Mpume Sikakane
L. Steven Taylor
Rema Webb
Kenny Redell Williams
ENSEMBLE DANCERS
Kylin Brady
Camille M. Brown
Michelle Aguilar Camaya
LaTrisa A. Coleman
Cabriel A. Croom
Michelle Dorant
Gregory A. King
Lisa Lewis
Ian Vincent McGinnis
Ray Mercer
Ryan Brooke Taylor
Steven Even Washington


The Original Broadway Cast Recording CD is currently available from Walt Disney Records, in music stores everywhere.

Images and sound files provided courtesy of Sean Silvernail and Paul Summers, and newpaper images provided by Adam Browne, Kristin Cheddar, and Whitepelt.

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