Photo Coverage: INSIDE THE LION KING Bryant Park Pop-Up Exhibit!
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by Jennifer Broski
'Inside The Lion King,' the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park, on 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. More than 65 million people have experienced The Lion King, but never before like this. In this free exhibit, fans of all ages will experience and interact with 86 museum-quality artifacts including hand-made puppets, sculpted masks, elaborate artisan costumes and extraordinary sets that have appeared in productions from around the world. Check out photos from inside the exhibit below!
Since the show opened in 1997, there have been countless requests to see more of the inspiration and evolution behind Disney's groundbreaking show; 'Inside The Lion King," provides fans with that opportunity. In addition to displays of early concept materials and sketches, most items featured in the 5,000 square foot exhibit, have been used in the show or will be when the exhibit concluded. Visitors will be able to get up close with items, ranging from an 8" shadow-puppet to a 13' tall elephant and a 17' tall ostrich, all of which reveal the intricate design and detail that are the fruition of Julie Taymor's Tony® Award-winning artistry and vision.
Fans can bring their vivid memories of 'Inside The Lion King' home with them. The experience will allow guests to figuratively step through the show's proscenium curtain, providing unique photo opportunities with a 5' Wildebeest mask, Madame Tussaud's wax portraits of Rafiki and Scar and the show's iconic circle image of the sun, the thematic representation of "The Circle of Life," just to name a few.
In a series of special weekend workshops, Disney teaching artists will be on-site to share an insider's look into the music, dance, design and story that form one the most successful musicals in Broadway history.
Special edition exhibition merchandise and tickets to the Broadway productions of The Lion King, Newsies and Mary Poppins will be available for purchase at the exhibit.
For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski