NEW YORK--From the very first minutes of The Lion King, you feel
yourself on new ground--no, in a whole new world. Disney's newest
stage musical doesn't jus leave it's blockbuster animated-film roots behind.
It's a diffrent kind of Broadway creature.
Animals -- a savannah's worth. played by actors with stilts, mask and tails -- saunter down the aisles of the New Amsterdam Theater swaying to the sounds of the Circle of Life. It's a theatrical
flourish as intoxicating as any you've ever experinced. and then?