The Lion King: Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book) (Hardcover)

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The Lion King debuted July 8, 1997, at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, and was an instant success before premiering at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 13, 1997. 

It is Broadway's highest grossing production of all time, having grossed more than $1 billion. The show won six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical, making Julie Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards. 

The Lion King continues to roar on Broadway and to perform to packed houses all around the USA and the world. In celebration of its 20th anniversary on Broadway, this volume will feature trace the origins of the show from the blockbuster animated film, feature stories from the creators and actors, and showcase never-before-published images both onstage and behind the scenes from the many productions around the world The Lion King is Broadway's highest earning production of all time, having grossed more than $1 billion. The show won six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. 

The Lion King continues to roar on Broadway and to perform to packed houses all around the USA and the world.

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About the Author


Michael Lassell is a widely published, award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, whose work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. A former theater critic, he holds degrees from Colgate University, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Yale School of Drama. He lives in New York City, where he is the articles director of Metropolitan Home magazine. His previous Disney Editions titles include: Aida, Celebration-The Story of a Town, Disney on Broadway, Tarzan: The Broadway Adventure, and Mary Poppins: Anything Can Happen If You Let It.

Praise For…


PRAISE FOR THE LION KING: TWENTY YEARS ON BROADWAY AND AROUND THE WORLD
"Disney's The Lion King: Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World covers not only the Broadway production, but every production around the world. This 224-page book traces the origins of the show from the blockbuster animated film to stage and includes stories from the creators and actors."—Huffington Post

PRAISE FOR THE LION KING: TWENTY YEARS ON BROADWAY AND AROUND THE WORLD
"The tome, created for the show's milestone anniversary, takes readers from the animated film to the making of the musical, shares stories from the actors and creators of the show, and reveals never-before-published photographs of productions of the show from all around the world. . . . will make the perfect gift this holiday season for Broadway lovers and Disney fans alike."—Broadway World

PRAISE FOR THE LION KING: TWENTY YEARS ON BROADWAY AND AROUND THE WORLD
"In words (including quotations from those involved in the show's creation) and breathtaking pictorial spreads, Lassell takes us from the movie's success, via Julie Taymor's extraordinary vision for a theatrical re-presentation of the animated story and the complex challenges of creating sets, costumes, masks and effects to the show's exhilarating global triumph."—Brian Sibley, writer, broadcaster, and Disney scholar

PRAISE FOR THE LION KING: TWENTY YEARS ON BROADWAY AND AROUND THE WORLD
"It shows every breathtaking and surreal moment as this story came to life. The dedication is astounding, showing that what has kept the musical alive is the love that people have found for the story. The actors and creators have made this world that encompasses family and love, imagination and magic that can resonate with everybody. It's fascinating to see how different interpretations have discovered new meanings brought on by various cultures. . . . This is the perfect book for every fan!"—Seattle Book Review

PRAISE FOR ALADDIN-A WHOLE NEW WORLD: THE ROAD TO BROADWAY AND BEYOND

"Looking like an artifact from the Cave of Wonders-all goldedged pages and padded silk cover-this sumptuous volume, created by Welcome Enterprises (responsible for the previous book on the making of the Poppins musical by Michael Lassell and myself), takes the reader, as the title suggests, on the theatrical journey that led Tom Schumacher and his creative colleagues to bring the popular animated film with its Broadway-style score by Menken, Ashman and Rice to Broadway itself. Lassell introduces us to everyone involved in the process from the set, costume, make-up and lighting designers via the wizardry responsible for a magically-appearing Genii and a flying carpet to the cast who brought Aladdin and his friends and foes to life on stage."—Brian Sibley, writer, broadcaster, and Disney scholar


Product Details
ISBN: 9781484773765
ISBN-10: 1484773764
Publisher: Disney Editions
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book