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 Post subject: The Lion King
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2001 2:23 am 
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Image <P>'Dancing for the Lion King,' by Jeffery Taylor.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The girls started arriving at about 8.30am. It was a bit of a struggle to locate the small, white notice that said "The Lion King Audition 2nd Floor", in the rambling complex at the top end of Brixton Road, SW9, that is the London Weekend Television rehearsal studios.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=366332&in_review_text_id=311928" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=366332&in_review_text_id=311928</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:11 pm 
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An interview:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>No Letup in a Lion Kingdom<P>ROBIN POGREBIN, NY Times<P>SAMUEL E. WRIGHT has lions in his dressing room. Stuffed lions, carved lions, painted lions. Lions hanging from the lights, climbing up the mirror, pawing across the makeup table. He has collected them over the last four years. In addition to the white painted dots he dabs onto his face and the corset made of sea-grass rope and copper and brass beads that he squeezes into, the lions help make possible Mr. Wright's nightly transformation from a man into Mufasa.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/17/arts/theater/17FRES.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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<B>Disney on the prowl for teens who want to be king</B><BR>By Stephen Gibbs<BR>Sydney Morning Herald<BR>April 22 2002<P>Two young performers are set to become stage stars with the announcement that the Sydney production of The Lion King will be locally cast.<P>The Broadway blockbuster, due to open at the Capitol Theatre in October next year, is expected to draw 3000 tourists from interstate and overseas each week, generating $50 million during the show's predicted 12-month run.<P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/21/1019233294427.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Disney Takes 'The Lion King' on The Road<P>ROBERT WELLER, Associated Press on Yahoo! News<P>DENVER - Even for the wizards at Disney, moving a mountain from city to city is a tall order. The problem is to avoid the trap ... door, that is.<P>No theater is the same, as "The Lion King" tours America. Pride Rock can pop up at different spots on the stage in each city, so actors have to be alert. It's also prohibitively expensive to try to move the 10,000-pound set piece up through the stage floor of the 11 cities on the tour. And it would take at least two weeks to fit such a platform in each city, making an efficient tour impossible.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020424/ap_en_ot/wkd_lion_king_on_tour_1 target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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In the Florida Sun Sentinel:

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Lion King roars on to the Broward Center stage this week

By Jack Zink
Theater Writer


If you are the relative of a small child who lives on the premises or comes to visit, chances are good that one of the 40 million-plus Lion King videos is lying within reach of your TV set. more


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In the Miami Herald:

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Queen of the jungle
Director Julie Taymor reigns over her contemporaries with imagination and surprise
BY CHRISTINE DOLEN


She has unleashed a thunderous wildebeest stampede onstage. Brought the mysterious paintings of Frida Kahlo to life. Turned Shakespeare's barbaric Titus Andronicus into one of the most arrestingly beautiful films you'll ever see.

Hyperbole aside, Julie Taymor is a genius. more


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<B>Savage beasts to soothe Sydney</B>
By Peter Cochrane
October 23 2002
Sydney Morning Herald

Here to promote The Lion King, which Disney is bringing to Sydney in October next year, the animated Tom Schumacher assured travel industry representatives at Angel Place yesterday that the mega-musical was "a healing thing".

<A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/10/22/1034561494723.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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In the Florida Sun Sentinel:

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Tour of The Lion King as regal as ever

By Jack Zink
Theater Writer

The well of praise for The Lion King's theatrical incarnation ought to have dried up in the five years since the musical was first embodied on stage. more


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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In the Miami Herald:

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'Lion King' is a dazzler; musical outclasses movie
BY CHRISTINE DOLEN


The magic begins with a summoning African cry. more


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:43 am 
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Pride of Broadway
'THE LION KING' HEADS FOR ATLANTA IN A GRAND-SCALE PRODUCTION PACKED WITH SPECTACLE AND IMAGINATION. By Wendell Brock - Staff

Previews 8 p.m. Friday; opens 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 16.

$21-$132. Broadway in Atlanta series. Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. N.E. 404-817-8700, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Seven-year-old Atlanta resident Robert Keith Payne II has what his elders fear is a Simba-otic relationship with "The Lion King." The second-grader has watched the blockbuster Disney video so much that his parents have had to hide it.

But knowing the story backward and forward has had an unexpected payoff for the family. Last summer, when Disney auditioned singers in Atlanta for the national tour of the Broadway musical based on the animated movie, Robert's 11-year-old sister, Alexandria, decided to try out. Much to the family's surprise, the precocious fifth-grader with no professional theater experience got the part of the young Nala, the cohort and eventual consort of the princely lion cub Simba. The Paynes have been "Hakuna Matata"-ing it ever since.

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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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'Lion King' hunt turns up a few good cubs

BY DEBRA PICKETT, Chicago Sun-Times

They started out with 450 children--all 8 to 12 years old, all under 58 inches tall, all extremely extroverted, all insisting that they "just can't wait to be king"--packed into the hallways of the Chicago Academy of the Arts.
<a href=http://www.suntimes.com/output/theater/cst-nws-lion26.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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Lion King performers have it good:

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It's a jungle out there for some local performers

BY HEDY WEISS, Chicago Sun-Times

Almost two full years of uninterrupted employment, plus a weekly paycheck that far exceeds what they ordinarily earn on Chicago stages. How can you beat an offer like that? Well, you can't. <a href=http://www.suntimes.com/output/weiss/cst-ftr-stage27c.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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Another article on Julie Taymor:

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Julie Taymor enthrones 'The Lion King'
Designer's magical use of puppetry has audiences marveling at this theatrical mega-hit


By Jackie Demaline
The Cincinnati Enquirer

A mega-hit since it roared onto the Broadway stage in 1997, more than 15 million people have seen one of the eight worldwide productions of The Lion King.

Its magic can be explained in two words: Julie Taymor. <a href=http://cincinnati.com/freetime/weekend/032103_lionking.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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It's in Chicago:

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"The Lion King" arrives in Chicago

BY HEDY WEISS, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES THEATER CRITIC

Everything that director and designer Julie Taymor had done in the theater before being hired for "The Lion King" disqualified her for the job. <a href=http://www.suntimes.com/output/weiss/sho-sunday-lion20.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: The Lion King
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<a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1053088270203900.xml target=_blank>'Lion King' heads this way with a roar: June 27-Aug. 17</a>
Tony Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer


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