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The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Additional Music and Lyrics: Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When Disney’sThe Lion Kingopened at the Lyceum Theatre 15 years ago many were saying the age of the ‘mega musical’ was over. While it was true that ...

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The Lion King – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Tim Rice, Elton John Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Disney’s The Lion Kingbounded into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre last night with an absolute roar! As the sun rises and the music swells the sounds and feel of the Savannah envelops the awaiting Mayflower audience. The opening sequence is accompanied by a sharp intake ...

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NEWS: The Bridges of Madison County to get 2 disc Original Cast Recording

Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman (‘night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The show, which opened on February, is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 ...

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The Lion King – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music/Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating: 5] The Lion King first came to the public’s attention in 1994 as Disney’s 32nd full length animated feature and brought with it a return to form for the House of Mouse. Following the unprecedented success of Beauty and the Beast being turned ...

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