Rite of passage: LD Donald Holder's luminous journey through Broadway's The Lion King

Director Julie Taymor has inherited the legacy of The Lion King admirably, adapting one of Disney's most popular animated classics into an equally popular and critically acclaimed version for the Broadway stage. Along with her design team, lighting designer Donald Holder and scenic designer Richard Hudson, Taymor honors the popular Disney film while shifting the vocabulary of the piece to her own richly theatrical vernacular.

Puppets and actors, in Taymor's imaginatively conceived cos

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