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1998 Tony Awards: Battle of the musicals

...Livent's "Ragtime" and Disney's "The Lion King" snapped up a total of 24 nominations...Ragtime," with 13 nomination and "The Lion King," with 11, are major contenders...on a revitalized 42nd Street "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor's lavish...

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Simba can't be proud of this sequel

...products. The animated movie "The Lion King" spawned not only a Broadway show...direct-to-video feature, "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride." Not surprisingly...to test Disney's "GameBreak! The Lion King II: Simba's Pride." This time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/26/tec_259983.shtml
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Young performers give`King' lion heart in Broadway musical

NEW YORK - The Lion King may find its look in the stage wizardry of director-designer Julie...Irby-Ranniar, who portrays the younger Simba, is a theater veteran. The Lion King, which opens on Broadway Nov. 13 at the New Amsterdam Theater...

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Disney tries quieter approach in marketing 'Mulan'

...arguably its riskiest animated feature since 1994's "The Lion King," which was also the company's greatest success...hopes to avoid the kind of unfavorable comparisons to "The Lion King's" box-office performance that came with the release...

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The Lion King

Now Playing Synopsis: One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane), he and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring light, rhythmic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Embraced by children and adults alike, the film also spawned hit songs ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "The Circle of Life") and a hit Broadway musical. In late 2002, The Lion King was re-released in the large-screen IMAX format. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Advent reminds us that our salvation is in Christ

...was the fact that when the world or our lives are in transition or flux, someone usually gets hurt.The composer of The Lion King said that the story line in the play paralleled his own life: "Young Simba's loving education from his father, his...

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Tim Rice wants 'From Here to Eternity' new life

...but it didn't get the public's imagination."Rice, whose credits include Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King, thinks the new show might find a more fertile home in America, where it's set and where the events depicted in...

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Russell Joel Brown to bring Broadway home to Augusta

...the touring company of Disney's The Lion King, serving as Mufasa's understudy...talent to participate. He joined The Lion King tour in 2005.Brown's Broadway...artist, who performed with Brown in The Lion King.In addition, the event will...

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The Artside: Painting series is nod to nature

...performed in national and international tours of such musicals as Smokey Joe's Cafe, Ain't Misbehavin' and Disney's The Lion King.In addition to special guest dancers and singers and students from the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, the event...

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'Lion King' roars back into living rooms with DVD debut

...about to reclaim his throne. "The Lion King" debuts Tuesday on DVD with hullabaloo...crown. At $328.5 million, "The Lion King" had been the top-grossing animated...for Disney home video, said "The Lion King" is the most-requested Disney...

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