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PHOTO FLASH: Julie Taymor, Gareth Saxe, Alton Fitzgerlad White at June 15 Lion King Performance logo
Gareth Saxe, Chauntee Schuler, Julie Taymor,
Alton Fitzgerald White, Ben Jeffrey, Fred Berman, Tshidi Manye,
Dashan Young, and Cameron Pow
(Courtesy of the company)
Director Julie Taymor welcomed the new cast members of the Broadway production of The Lion King, playing the Minskoff Theatre on Tuesday, June 15

The show now stars Gareth Saxe (Scar), Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa), Cameron Pow (Zazu), Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa), Fred Berman (Timon), and Chauntee Schuler (Nala), along with.Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Dashaun Young (Simba), James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), Enrique Segura (Ed), with Joshua Jackson and Alphonso Romero Jones II alternating as Young Simba and Khail Toi Bryant and Jade Milan alternating as Young Nala.

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, The Lion King features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from the film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.

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