JULIE TAYMOR & DAVID HENRY HWANG on The Lion King 20th Anniversary & M. Butterfly

On November 14, 2017 by Theater Talk Web


Director Julie Taymor joins Susan Haskins-Doloff and guest co-host Donna Hanover of Arts in the City to look back at creating her masterpiece of musical theater, The Lion King (the most lucrative production in history), and reflect on how she herself responds to the work now, 20 years after it opened. 

Jelani Remy performing “Endless Night” 
(photo by Laura Fuchs)
The three are then joined by writer David Henry Hwang to discuss Taymor’s new production of Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, which he has significantly rewritten for this Broadway revival.
Also on the show, Jelani Remy, now playing the adult “Simba” in the The Lion King on Broadway, performs “Endless Night,” a song from the show with lyrics by Taymor.

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