Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa in The Lion King

The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Goes from Stage to Page

By Beth Deitchman

When the The Lion King made its cinematic debut in 1994, curiosity led Alton Fitzgerald White to a Times Square movie theater to see what the hype was about. As a young boy, the Cincinnati native had spent countless Sunday nights watching The Wonderful World of Disney with his family, but he couldn’t help wondering whether he was now too old to…

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Broadway Celebrates The Lion King—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The beloved musical is honored for its two decades on the Great White Way, and Disney•Pixar’s Coco releases a final trailer ahead of its debut … Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in news briefs!

Broadway’s The Lion King Celebrates 20 Years

Just this past weekend, Disney on Broadway celebrated a truly…

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The Lion King’s Circle of Life—On-Stage and Off

By Beth Deitchman

Twenty years ago, Rafiki’s stirring call rang out through Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time. Julie Taymor’s groundbreaking adaptation of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ beloved film The Lion King used puppetry, masks, and innovative staging to bring the African savanna to the Great White Way. “When we came down the aisle…

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Cast of The Lion King Revealed

By Nicole Nalty

The live-action take on Disney’s The Lion King, coming to theatres in 2019, definitely has the lion’s share of amazing voice talent ready to bring these classic characters to life. James Earl Jones previously announced he would be reprising his role as Mufasa, and Donald Glover shared that he “just can’t wait to be king” as Simba in the…

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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

As an award-winning actress, producer, and talk-show host, Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most prolific entertainers currently working in the industry.

Whoopi was born on November 13, 1955, in New York City. After dropping out of high school and struggling to make ends meet working odd jobs, she decided to move to California to pursue an acting career. There she…

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Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor

As a Tony®-, Emmy®-, and Grammy®- winning and Oscar®-nominated director, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction.

Julie was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts. From an early age she was drawn to the stage, becoming one of the youngest members of the Boston theatrical community. At age 15 she spent time…

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