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Review: ‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

There’s real meat to chew on in this fleshed-out “Lion” (directed by Jon Favreau, who also helmed “The Jungle Book”). Some of that was always there, but it’s been thrown …


Chiwetel Ejiofor picks at Scar from ‘The Lion King’

“When you are looking at a character, you are looking to empathize and not necessarily sympathize and I think in that sense you are looking with Scar at someone who …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Broom bristles and turkey feathers: Behind the masks of ‘The Lion King’

Puppet master Michael Reilly and his team maintain the 230 puppets used in the musical, which runs through Feb. 3 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

‘The Lion King’ by the numbers: More puppets than cast members on stage at First Insterstate Center for the Arts

Forty-nine cast members, 700 lights, 230 puppets and one very big Pride Rock go into the reimagined Disney story.


‘Lion King’ continues to rule the Pride Lands and the stage in Spokane

There’s a reason why Disney’s “The Lion King” is the highest grossing musical of all time. Why it’s been running for more than two decades on Broadway. Why it continues …


Benefit pairs ‘Lion King’ cast with Spokane AIDS Network

Members of the cast will perform non-“Lion King” material at nYne Bistro and Bar.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

‘Lion King’ memories: Spokane actor Dan Donohue looks back on his long run behind Scar’s mask

The 1984 Lewis & Clark High School graduate portrayed Scar for more than 1,700 performances, an experience he recalls with profound fondness.


‘The Lion King’s’ Mufasa finds connection in the storytelling

Gerald Ramsey, who was born in Tacoma and raised in American Samoa, finds much to love and share in the longrunning Broadway musical.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Tickets for Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ on sale Friday

“The Lion King” will run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 3 at the INB Performing Arts Center.


Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017

The year on Broadway has come to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter cold and some …


‘The Lion King’ expected to provide region timely economic boost

If you want to know how Spokane downtown retailers see the return of “The Lion King,” check with Jim Rhoades, owner of Rock City Grill. “This show is a gift …