THE SCREENING ROOM: The Lion King Performances from Around the World (Video)
31 Aug 2012
On Aug. 15 the Tony Award-winning Disney musical The Lion King became the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history. The spectacle based on the hit animated film now plays the Minskoff Theatre, but first debuted at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 1997.
Playbill.com has collected our favorite performances from the production that was staged and conceived by Julie Taymor. It features songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.