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This edition: Julie Taymor & David Henry Hwang on "The Lion King" 20th Anniversary and "M. Butterfly"

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 27, 2017.

First aired: November 20, 2017.

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.

The three are then joined by writer David Henry Hwang to discuss Taymor's new production of his 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

Guest List

Donna Hanover Guest Co-Host

David Henry Hwang Playwright, “M. Butterfly”

Jelani Remy Actor, ‘Simba’, “The Lion King”

Julie Taymor Director, “The Lion King”, “M. Butterfly”