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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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{Via Playbill}


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