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Disney's THE LION KING Returning to Vancouver This YearDisney's THE LION KING Returning to Vancouver This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

By popular demand, Disney's THE LION KING will return to Vancouver for the first time since its triumphant premiere engagement in July 2010, where the production played a sold-out run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This exclusive 4 -week return engagement at Queen Elizabeth Theatre begins Thursday, June 18, 2015 and plays through Sunday, July 12, 2015. Opening night is set for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets for THE LION KING will go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 23 at 10am. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Returning to Chicago Later This YearDisney's THE LION KING Returning to Chicago Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Disney's THE LION KING will return to Chicago by popular demand. This exclusive seven-week return engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) begins December 2, 2015 and plays through January 17, 2016. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Begins Memphis Run TonightDisney's THE LION KING Begins Memphis Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Memphis return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM at the Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at the Academy of Music on Sale TomorrowTickets to Disney's THE LION KING at the Academy of Music on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Theatrical Productions and Broadway Philadelphia announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. Philadelphia's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Academy of Music stage on May 20 for a limited engagement of four weeks through June 14.The press opening night is Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Broadway Philadelphia is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. (more...)

THE LION KING to Play Melbourne's Regent Theatre, Feb. 2015THE LION KING to Play Melbourne's Regent Theatre, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

Disney's THE LION KING will roar into Melbourne's Regent Theatre with preview performances of the award-winning Broadway musical beginning 13th February, 2015. (more...)

South Africa's Bala Brothers To Release Self-Titled CD/DVD On Warner Classics In March 2015South Africa's Bala Brothers To Release Self-Titled CD/DVD On Warner Classics In March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Bala Brothers Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo are a household name in South Africa, thrilling audiences with their fusion of operatically-trained voices, rich harmonies and traditional South African melodies and rhythms. Overcoming apartheid, the trio rose out of poverty on the strength of their musical talent and broke the color barrier of the famous Drakensberg Boys' Choir, becoming its first black members. For their self-titled debut album on Warner Classics, the Brothers perform an inspiring live program of music ranging from The Lion King to Paul Simon (with special guests The Drakensberg Boys' Choir), in their hometown Johannesburg's Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Sells Out Milwaukee EngagementDisney's THE LION KING Sells Out Milwaukee Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING set a record for the highest-grossing week in Milwaukee theatrical history with a gross of $1,687,572.60 at The Milwaukee Theatre for the week ending November 30, 2014. This breaks the previous record of $1.6 million set by THE LION KING during its premiere engagement for the week ending March 2, 2008. This four-week return, which concluded on Sunday, December 7, entertained more than 94,000 patrons during 32 performances and generated over $6 million at the box office during the entire run. Group Sales contributed $1,288,500 of the $6 million generated and surpassed the amount generated by groups during the last engagement of THE LION KING. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 12/5 for Disney's THE LION KING in Cincinnati This SpringTickets Go on Sale 12/5 for Disney's THE LION KING in Cincinnati This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 5 at 9AM. Cincinnati's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Aronoff Center stage on March 31 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, April 26. The show's 8-week premiere engagement in 2003 played a sold-out run at the Aronoff Center. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre On Sale TodayTickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and The Orpheum Theatre announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public today, November 28th at 10:00 AM. Memphis' most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Orpheum stage on Tuesday, February 3rd for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, March 1st. The opening night is Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre On Sale 11/28Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre On Sale 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and The Orpheum Theatre announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 28th at 10:00 AM. Memphis' most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Orpheum stage on Tuesday, February 3rd for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, March 1st. The opening night is Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Milwaukee return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm at the Milwaukee Theatre for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, December 7. In Milwaukee, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. There will be special weekday matinee performances on Friday, November 28 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, December 4 at 2:00 pm. There will not be a performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). The show's five-week premiere engagement in 2008 played a sold-out run at the Milwaukee Theatre. 'Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations for the return of Lion King in Milwaukee, but there are still great seats available,' said Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Be Licensed for School Productions Beginning in 2015Disney's THE LION KING to Be Licensed for School Productions Beginning in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

THE LION KING is set to be licensed to schools in two formats beginning in January of 2015. (more...)

First Listen - Taylor Swift/LION KING 'Circle of Life' Mash-Up!First Listen - Taylor Swift/LION KING 'Circle of Life' Mash-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

NYC comedian Dan Chamberlain noticed that the new track had a striking similarity to the classic LION KING opening number 'Circle of Life' and took it one step further with a mash up of the two! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries WorldwideDisney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING celebrates two anniversaries among its 10 productions worldwide. The London production marks its 15th anniversary on Sunday, October 19th at The Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End's best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. The critically-acclaimed production remains the West End's most popular musical with over 810,000 guests per year. To celebrate this milestone and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney gave away 1500 tickets earlier this week to the anniversary performance. (more...)

THE LION KING Sells Out Boston EngagementTHE LION KING Sells Out Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Boston, which concluded on Sunday, October 12 at The Boston Opera House. Heralded as a "visual feast" by the Boston Globe, the triumphant five-week return grossed over $8.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 94,000 patrons during 40 performances, one of which was tailored to the needs of patrons on the autism spectrum. (more...)

Tickets for DISNEY'S THE LION KING on Sale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale 10/10Tickets for DISNEY'S THE LION KING on Sale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Across America announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 10th at 10:00a.m. Fort Lauderdale's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Au-Rene stage on Wednesday, January 7 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, February 1. The opening night is Friday, January 9 at 8:00p.m. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All MediumsDisney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All Mediums
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office earnings of any work in any media in entertainment history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING LightBWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, Now thru 10/12Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage runs today, September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' TomorrowTHE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)

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