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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Playing at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago

Lion King Playing at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago beginning today, September 29, 2010

Broadway In Chicago is announced the return of Disney’s The Lion King for a six-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, United States of America 60602) beginning September 29, 2010. Tickets Sales is in Full Swing, Grab your Ticket before they go on Sale completely.

Now in its second sold-out decade in New York, the global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the 1997 Tony Award and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. The show has been seen by over 50 million people in 13 different countries. This North American National Tour is currently one of seven productions running worldwide along with New York, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Paris, and Las Vegas.

The Lion King is performing at Cadillac Palace Theatre through November 27, 2010. Find one of the lowest prices for Lion King Cadillac Palace Theatre Tickets Chicago, IL.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King musical’s 7,000th Performance

The musical ‘‘The Lion King’’ of Shiki Theatrical Co held its 7,000th performance in Tokyo on Sunday, attaining the mark in 11 years and nine months of performances in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

‘‘I thank you from the bottom of my heart, representing all the animals and plants in the savanna,’’ actor Akihiko Fukamizu, who plays the villain lion ‘‘Scar,’’ told the audience in the curtain call.

The record of a 7,000-mark attained in 11 years and nine months is the shortest among theatrical plays in Japan, according to Shiki, which has performed the musical since 1998 in cooperation with Disney.

Lion King Tour – Schedule 2010-2011.

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PostHeaderIcon New songs added to ‘The Lion King’

Disney presents “The Lion King” performing from Sept. 29 through Nov. 27 at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Dionne Randolph has played Mufasa, Simba's kind and courageous father, for seven years in the production of "The Lion King."
Julie Taymor, the director, has infused the production with her vision “The Lion King” is a heart-felt, rhythm-based, visually stunning story of a lion cub’s quest to survive loss and take hold of his courage.

Dionne Randolph enjoys gorgeous sunsets, graceful gazelles, and breathtaking musical rhythms every night he performs in “The Lion King.” After seven years, Randolph still feels energized portraying Mufasa, Simba’s kind and courageous father. Simba’s survival relies heavily upon the lessons his father taught him.

“My character is the most regal character I have ever played,” said the 37-year-old actor, who lives in Orlando, Fla. “As a young man out in the world, I am rarely regal. I don’t go into the Wal-Mart and say, ‘I am regal.’ That’s the beauty of being an actor; you get to be someone else.”

In “The Lion King,” Randolph emulates a proud lion warrior. During the show, he pounces, leaps, and walks low to the ground. He works out in a gym to stay fit, and he wears a corset to elongate his body. The choreography is Balinese because these graceful movements most closely resemble a lion’s.

In his performance, Randolph strives to find Mufasa’s human qualities. “I always say I base a lot of Mufasa on my dad,” Randolph said. “Every time an actor plays a character, there has to be a reference point. My father is a very quiet guy, but when he speaks, he always has something to say. The first thing you learn — in this role — is to be a father first.”

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King To Premiere In Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Ohio 6/14-7/10/2011

Disney’s The Lion King has been confirmed for an exclusive four-week premiere engagement at the Benjamin and Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2011, with performances playing through Sunday, July 10, 2011. Opening night is set for Thursday, June 16 at 8pm. This limited engagement will close the 2010-2011 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series. Individual tickets for The Lion King will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

The North American touring production of The Lion King has been seen by over 12.7 million theatergoers and grossed over $834 million to date. The tour is one of six productions running worldwide, along with New York City, London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Las Vegas. Having already played 60 cities across North America, The Lion King continues to entertain audiences in new cities.

Lion King is currently playing in Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre till Sept 26, 2010. From here Lion King moves to Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre beginning Sept 29, 2010 playing through Nov 27, 2010

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Current Tour Update 2010 – 2011

The schedule for the current Lion King tour, which is planned through July 2011 is as follows:

Salt Lake City – Capitol Theatre
Aug. 11 – Sept. 26, 2010

Chicago – Cadillac Palace Theatre
Sept. 29 – Nov. 27, 2010

Norfolk – Chrysler Hall
Nov. 30 – Jan. 2, 2011

Durham – Durham Performing Arts Center
Jan. 4 – 30, 2011

Providence – Providence Performing Arts Center
Feb. 1 – Feb. 20, 2011

Schenectady – Proctors Theatre
Feb. 22 – March 20, 2011

Rochester – Auditorium Theatre
March 22 – April 17, 2011

Toronto – Princess of Wales Theatre
April 19 – May 22, 2011

Dayton – Schuster Hall
June 14 – July 10, 2011

Also the Musical Lion King is Playing in Standing Productions In :

New York NY – Minskoff Theatre

Las Vegas Nevada – Mandalay Bay Theatre

London England – Lyceum Theatre

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King remained in the millionaire’s club at Broadway Box Office

On Broadway, Lion King grossed $1,228,315 and had a 83.4% attendance rate for the week ending September 12, 2010. Lion King was one of only two shows last week that remained in the millionaire’s club.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending September 12, 2010.

1. Wicked $1,400,569
2. The Lion King $1,228,315
3. Jersey Boys $961,606
4. Billy Elliot: The Musical $854,498
5. Promises, Promises $825,154
6. Addams Family $806,698
7. Memphis $777,222
8. Mama Mia! $775,403
9. The Phantom of the Opera $664,515
10. Mary Poppins $558,088

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King now booking Tickets to 2011 March

Walt Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King has extended its booking period through to 13 Mar 2011.

The musical opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 13 Nov 1997, following previews from 15 Oct. On the 13 Jun 2006 the musical moved to the Minskoff Theatre. The Lion King is the 8th longest running show in Broadway history.

The musical tells the story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.

Directed by Julie Taymor and choreographed by Garth Fagan, The Lion King currently features Gareth Saxe (Scar), Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Cameron Pow (Zazu) Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa), Fred Berman (Timon), Dashaun Young (Simba), Chauntee Schuler (Nala ), James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), Enrique Segura (Ed) and, Alphonso Romero Jones II and Joshua J. Jackson (Young Simba,) and, Khail Toi Bryant and Jade Milan (Young Nala).

Director Julie Taymor became the first woman in Broadway history to win the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical.

The Lion King won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is the 9th longest-running musical on Broadway, surpassing the record previously held by ‘Miss Saigon.’ Buy Lion King Minskoff Theatre Tickets

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King still Roars in Utah

Lion King is doing good Utah raving reviews all over the state. Lion King is performing at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City Utah.

Address: 50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

As always, Lion King Salt Lake City UT Tickets are hot, so get yours right here at LionKingBroadwayTicketsOnline.com. The last performance is on September 26, 2010, See the great show by then.

Don’t miss your chance to see Simba, Mufasa, and Scar in this thrilling production. Buy Lion King Capitol Theatre Tickets Online NOW!

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PostHeaderIcon Jacobs and Crane Head Cast of Lion King Tour’s Chicago Engagement

Casting has been announced for the Chicago engagement of Disney’s The Lion King. The production, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, will stop at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for the third time Sept. 29-Nov. 27.

Adam Jacobs Head Cast of Lion King Tour's Chicago

Adam Jacobs Head Cast of Lion King Tour's Chicago


Adam Jacobs (Marius in the Les Miserables revival) will play Simba with Dionne Randolph as Mufasa, J. Anthony Crane (Spamalot in Las Vegas) as Scar, Brenda Mhlongo as Rafiki, Tony Freeman as Zazu, Syndee Winters as Nala, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa and Nick Cordileone as Timon.

Omari Tau is cast as Banzai, Monica L. Patton will tackle Shenzi, and Ben Roseberry will play Ed. Jerome Stephen, Jr. and Kolton Stewart will alternate as Young Simba with Monique Lee and Madai Monica Williams rotating as Young Nala.

The tale of an African lion who must reclaim his place in the animal kingdom features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from “The Lion King” animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie 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. Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi co-adapted the book from the Disney animated film’s screenplay.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Remains Strong at Broadway Box Office Late Summer

On Broadway, Lion King grossed $1,546,227 and had a 96.6% attendance rate for the week ending August 29, 2010. Lion King was one of only four shows last week that remained in the millionaire’s club. The 21 shows on the boards grossed $16,139,305, slipping just under 7% from the previous week.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending August 29, 2010.

1. Wicked $1,664,108
2. The Lion King $1,546,227
3. Jersey Boys $1,014,108
4. Billy Elliot: The Musical $1,006,495
5. Promises, Promises $985,433
6. Mary Poppins $920,251
7. Memphis $841,523
8. Mama Mia! $830,277
9. The Phantom of the Opera $774,626
10. The Addams Family $764,231

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