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PHOTO FLASH: Matthew McConaughey Visits Broadway's The Lion King

Matthew McConaughey with wife Camila Alves and children backstage with The Lion King cast members Alton Fitzgerald White (L) and Adam Jacobs (R)
(© Joe Marzullo, Courtesy of Disney)

Film star Matthew McConaughey took his family to see the Broadway production of The Lion King, at the Minskoff Theatre, on Thursday, June 28. Afterwards, he met up with cast members including Alton Fitzgerald White, who plays Mufasa, and Adam Jacobs, who stars as Simba.

McConaughey co-stars in the highly anticipated male stripper movie Magic Mike, which opens this weekend. His many additional film credits include The Lincoln Lawyer, A Time to Kill, and U-571.

The Lion King is adapted from the Disney film of the same name. Director Julie Taymor and designer Michael Curry have created hundreds of masks and puppets for the show, which depict the anthropomorphic animal characters. The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice.

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