Can you feel the love tonight? The answer to that question is an unequivocal “yes” when referring to the tour of “The Lion King.”
It’s easy to understand why the show, at the Orpheum Theatre through Jan. 13, is the biggest Broadway money-maker of all time.
“The Lion King” isn’t your basic musical: It’s a gigantic, fluid piece of visual art for kids and adults. It also happens to have catchy songs and a touching and funny book based on a huge hit animated family film. Read More
Back in 1998, Julie Taymor became the first woman to nab a Tony Award for best direction of a musical and best costumes for the “The Lion King.” The creative beast, based on the 1994 Disney film of the same name, went on to collect a number of other awards and become the highest-grossing musical of all time.
So where do you go from there? Back to San Francisco, apparently. Read More
Two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou was born in West Africa and arrived in Hollywood a little more than 20 years ago, unable to speak English. He reportedly learned while watching television. Following his breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad” in 1997, he tested for Julie Taymor’s 1999 “Titus,” a stylized version of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” Read More
Right now, the New York theater world is abuzz about Julie Taymor’s long-delayed new musical, “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” a $65 million extravaganza that’s finally hitting its preview-mode stride this week. The stylistic force behind the hit “Lion King” has gone all out, hiring U2’s Bono and The Edge to compose the hard-rocking score. Read More