By Melissa Griegel . . .Theatre Pizzazz
The Miskoff Theatre at 200 West 45th Street welcomed back cast and creatives to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show’s opening 25 years ago on November 13t, 1997. The festivities, which took place to the day, on November 13th, 2022, included a star-studded red carpet, a special playbill, a Simba plush toy on everyone’s seats, speeches and special songs, an outdoor concert, and an elaborate after party at Hall de Lumierés.
After the curtain call, Producer Thomas Schumacher spoke to the audience and talked about the amazing journey of the show. Director and Costume, Mask and Puppet Designer Julie Taymor took over to thank everyone for being part of the Lion King experience and brought her fellow creatives up on the stage. In addition to Taymor, the Creative Team in attendance included Choreographer Garth Fagan, Lebo M (Composer), Tim Rice (Lyrics) Roger Allers (Film Co-Director), Irene Mecchi (Book), Michael Curry (Mask and Puppet Design), Richard Hudson (Scenic Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Michael Ward (Hair and Makeup Design), David Metzger (Orchestrations), Rick Sordelet (Fight Director), and Rob Mikoff (Film Co-Director).
Photos by Melissa Griegel
Featured Image: Current Cast