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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 …