Disney's THE LION KING Hosts THE BACHELORETTE's Broadway Bachelor Competition
Ali Fedotowsky, the beautiful and charismatic career-oriented woman from San Francisco is back. She has re-prioritized her life - and now is ready to find her soul mate. Ali will have her own opportunity to find true love, as the sixth edition of "The Bachelorette," the female version of ABC's hit romance reality series, premieres Monday, May 24 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Ali's hunt for Mr. Right will take place during some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever, including a special trip to New York City and THE LION KING. Ali's Broadway adventure starts at the Minskoff Theatre as she auditions seven men to try and sing and dance their way into her heart with the hopes of being chosen to make his Broadway debut with her in that night's performance of the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, THE LION KING.
THE LION KING continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. THE LION KING is the eighth longest-running musical in Broadway history and the first American musical in history to welcome 50 million guests worldwide. Now in its 13th smash year, THE LION KING officially opened on November 13, 1997 and has consistently been among Broadway's top five grossing shows. In addition to Broadway and a North American tour, THE LION KING can also be seen on stage in London, Hamburg, Paris, Tokyo and Las Vegas, with a new production opening in Singapore in September 2010. For tickets and more information, visit online at www.LionKing.com.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with stereo sound. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
Beginning Monday, May 31, the program moves to its regular two-hour run time from 8:00-10:02 p.m., ET. Episodes of "The Bachelorette" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.
Airdate for "The Lion King" Broadway date episode will be announced shortly.