Tag: the lion king

Meet the Motion Capture Star Who Brings Hollywood's Creatures to Life

When Hollywood needs to build a fantasy world populated with extraordinary creatures, they call Terry Notary. The former gymnast and circus performer got his start in film in 2000 when Ron Howard asked him to teach the actors how to move like Whos for How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Notary has since served as a […]

The 12 Most Groundbreaking Musicals of the Last Six Decades

Broadway musicals have been on my mind for more than half a century. I discovered them in grade school, not in a theater but electronically. On the radio, every weeknight an otherwise boring local station would play a cast album in its entirety; on television, periodically Ed Sullivan’s Sunday night variety show would feature an […]

The Lion King Dancers Surprised Their Cast Mate With A Flash Mob Proposal

It was a Christmas Eve that The Lion King dancer India Bolds will never forget. Exhausted from a long week of performances, Bolds was clueless when she saw her cast mates randomly dancing in Broadway’s Minskoff Theater lobby, and even more confused when they morphed into a choreographed flash mob. But when her boyfriend of […]

The Stars and Stories Hitting Broadway Stages This Year

The closing months of the 2016–17 season brought a glut of extraordinary music and dance to Broadway’s stages, and the superabundance has left 2017–18 looking a bit anemic. Partly it’s real estate—there are only so many Broadway theaters; in June, nearly three dozen were occupied. The only musical scheduled to open this summer was Prince […]

Theatrical Flair at Disney's The Lion King

The wild style of ensemble members from Disney’s Broadway musical The Lion King.  Lisa Lewis’ rehearsal wear is unapologetically daring. The color green dominates Jaysin McCollum’s look, which is an effortless blend of streetwear and studio staples.