A Jungle Out There

by Michael Grossberg, Theater CriticPublished in The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)March 26, 1998 NEW YORK — Masks, puppets, mime, dance and junglelike behavior make an animated film come to African life in The Lion King, the hottest musical on Broadway. “We don’t just become animals onstage,” Jason Raize (Simba) said during the recent New York READ MORE

Heart of a Lion

Associated PressAs published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)November 13, 1997 AP photo of Scott Irby-Ranniar and Jason, November 13, 1997 Animation in Action: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ goes to Broadway NEW YORK (AP) – “The Lion King” might find its look in the stage wizardry of director-designer Julie Taymor, but its heart and humanity READ MORE