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[3 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Lion King’ Exhibit On Display in New York City Through December 16

If you’ve seen a production of The Lion King on stage, you’ve likely been impressed by the awe-inspiring design of the show, from the hand-crafted masks and puppets to the gorgeous set design. Now, Disney has given Disney and theatre fans the chance to see these amazing designs closer than ever before to celebrate The Lion King‘s 15th anniversary on Broadway. From now through December 16th, guests can visit a special pop-up exhibit that celebrates Julie Taymor’s stunning designs for the stage production of The Lion King.
Located across from Bryant Park in …

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[28 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Theatricals Cancels Broadway Performances Due to Hurricane Sandy

Those of us on the East Coast are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy and its effects over the next few days, and in preparation for the storm, Disney Theatrical Productions has canceled several performances of its Broadway productions.
The October 28-29 performances of Newsies, Mary Poppins, and The Lion King will be officially canceled, Disney Theatricals announced this afternoon. The dates/times of the canceled performances are as follows:
Mary Poppins: October 28th at 6:30 PM (New Amsterdam Theater)
The Lion King: October 28th at 6:30 PM (Minskoff Theater)
Newsies: October 29th at 7:30 PM …

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[18 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Becomes Fifth Longest Running Broadway Show of All Time

This week, the Broadway production of The Lion King achieved a major milestone, as it surpassed A Chorus Line to become the fifth longest running Broadway show of all time.
The musical reached this milestone following its matinee performance on Wednesday, August 15, which was its 6,138th performance. Since the production opened on Broadway in 1997, it has become only the second show in history to generate five productions running for ten or more years; to date, The Lion King has been performed in 15 countries on 5 continents. The show, …

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[14 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Broadway Show in History

Although The Phantom of the Opera still reins as the longest-running show in Broadway history, The Lion King took an important honor from the popular show this week. On Monday, it was announced that the show has surpassed Phantom to become the highest-grossing show in Broadway history.
The Lion King earned this honor with a total cumulative gross of $853,846,062, as compared to Phantom‘s previously record-holding gross of $853,122,847. While Phantom has been running on Broadway for ten years longer than The Lion King–the former opened in 1988, while Lion King opened in …

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[17 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Becomes Sixth Longest-Running Broadway Musical

This week, the Broadway production of The Lion King celebrated a major milestone. On March 14 at 2:00 PM, The Lion King played its 5,960th performance and officially became the sixth longest-running Broadway musical of all time.
The show  surpassed Oh, Calcutta!, which previously held the record with 5,959 performances. The Lion King currently stars Adam Jacobs, Chaunteé Schuler, Alton Fitzgerald White, Patrick R. Brown, and Tshidi Manye.
For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com.

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[13 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Celebrates 14th Anniversary on Broadway

Today marks an exciting milestone for the Broadway production of The Lion King, as the Tony Award-winning musical celebrates 14 years on the Great White Way. The show, which opened on Broadway in 1997, is currently the seventh longest running musical in Broadway history, and its 19 global productions have been seen by more than 63 million people.
The Lion King has also earned the distinction of being one of only six productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more on both Broadway and London’s West End. The …

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[17 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ Becomes 30th Longest-Running Broadway Show

Yesterday afternoon brought an important milestone for the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. The show, which opened November 16, 2006, officially became the 30th longest-running show in Broadway history following its matinee performance on Saturday, July 16. Having officially played its 1,945th performance, the show surpassed the previous 30th longest-running show, Pippin.
Mary Poppins is produced on Broadway by Disney Theatricals in conjunction with legendary producer Cameron Mackintosh. The show features direction by Richard Eyre, with choreography and co-direction provided by Matthew Bourne. Music from the show includes both the film’s original …