Archive for The Lion King
David Bologna leaves Billy Elliot
David Bologna, whose performance as Michael earned him a nomination for a Tony Award in Billy Elliot the Musical, plays his final performance on Sept. 27.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle join the cast Mary Poppins
Laura Michelle Kelly, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on the West End, and Christian Borle (Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Footloose) will join the cast of Broadway’s Mary Poppins on Oct. 12 as Mary and Bert.
Six new tribe members for Broadway’s Hair
The Tony-winning revival of Hair welcomed six new cast members to the tribe: Rachel Bay Jones and Ryan Watkinson (Xanadu), Krystal Joy Brown (High School Musical), Heath Calvert (Good Vibrations), Matt DeAngelis (Altar Boyz), Hannah Shankman (Kaspar Hauser) and Ryan Watkinson (Xanadu).
Two new Nalas and two new Simbas for The Lion King
Alphonso Romera Jones II and Marquis Kofi Rodriguez will be stepping into the role of Young Simba, and Shereen Pimentel and Shannon Skye Tavarez into that of Young Nala in Broadway’s The Lion King during the next couple performances.
Lots of news regarding Lion King, the first show to surpass 50 million audience members worldwide:
Objects from the show will join the collection of artifacts with Broadway origins in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
The cast of The Lion King will also be performing on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Wednesday, September 23.
And … Cameron Pow joins the Broadway cast as Zazu fresh from the West End and North American touring productions.
If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday’s Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others):