Julie Taymor and Whoopi Goldberg Will Talk Lion King at BroadwayCon

BroadwayCon   Julie Taymor and Whoopi Goldberg Will Talk Lion King at BroadwayCon The conversation will celebrate 20 years of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.
A scene from The Lion King.
A scene from The Lion King. Joan Marcus

On January 27, BroadwayCon will host “20 Years on Pride Rock,” an historic conversation with Tony Award-winning Lion King director Julie Taymor and Whoopi Goldberg, who originated the role of Shenzi in the 1994 animated film.

The Lion King opened on Broadway November 13, 1997. It’s the third-longest running show in Broadway history, has 24 global productions, and has garnered 70 awards internationally including the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, BroadwayCon runs January 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York.

The three-day weekend will include artists from A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Frozen, Hamilton, Significant Other, War Paint, In Transit, The Great Comet, Waitress, School of Rock, Newsies, Dear Evan Hansen, Once On This Island, Hedwig, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, Wicked, Allegiance, Grease, Cinderella, If/Then, Something Rotten!, Rent, and many more.

The talent announced to participate includes Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Todrick Hall and the cast of Kinky Boots, Anastasia stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, Chazz Palminteri and the cast of A Bronx Tale, the cast and creators of In Transit, Chita Rivera, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Kelli O’Hara, Joel Grey, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, LaChanze, Daisy Eagan, Laura Bell Bundy, Susan Egan, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Keala Settle, Nick Adams, Joe DiPietro, Carolee Carmello, Okieriete Onaodowan, Reed Birney, Julia Murney, William Ivey Long, Tina Landau, Ben Cameron, Ryann Redmond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Melissa Errico, David Henry Hwang, Tim Federle, Eric Anderson, Des McAnuff, Seth Rudetsky, Lisa Howard, Lorin Latarro, Lesli Margherita, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Ann Harada, Javier Muñoz, Fredi Walker-Browne, Rebecca Luker, and more! Talent availability is subject to change. David Alpert is the director of headline programming for BroadwayCon.

LEARN MORE AT PLAYBILL.COM/BROADWAYCON

BroadwayCon has also announced a 25 percent student discount offer for individuals with a valid student ID. The discount applies to general weekend passes and single-day passes for the three-day event that runs January 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York.

Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student id when checking in to the event.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKETS

LOVE BROADWAY? CHECK OUT PLAYBILL STORE FOR MERCHANDISE!

Recommended Reading: