‘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, which was directed by Julie Taymor, has been seen by over 65 million people in its 19 productions around the world and grossed over $4.8 billion worldwide.
The Lion King is currently playing on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre, located at 200 W 45th St. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LionKing.com.