The Lion King Turns 20 on Broadway

Today is the 20th anniversary of the opening of “The Lion King.” Now the third-longest running show in the history of Broadway, the musical is worth celebrating.


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Historic Videos: Marilyn Monroe Weds; Dies. Celebrities Debut on Broadway.

The Associated Press film and video archives, put up last week on YouTube, means 1.7 million stories to choose from, including these involving Marilyn Monroe; a demonstration by Broadway performers carrying “Don’t Kill Broadway” signs, and featuring Theodore Bikel; as well as videos showing a variety of celebrities debuting on Broadway: Paul Simon, Elton John, Dolly Parton.

Marilyn Monroe Weds Joe DiMaggio 1954

Marilyn Monroe Dies Tragically (plus a news item about Eisenhower weirdly tacked on)

Broadway Performers Demonstrate – featuring Theodore Bikel

Paul Simon on Broadway

Elton John to write a musical

Dolly Parton announces Nine to Five Musical