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THE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This SundayTHE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Entering its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London's West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai; Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.   (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Nov 7, 2016

Disney's The Lion King, in all its magic and majesty, roared into San Francisco's Orpheum Theater and will be here now through December 31. If you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed and loved into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich multicultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized almost living, breathing animal puppets, Lion King will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with magic, wonder, awe and grace. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Nov 7, 2016

Disney's The Lion King, in all its magic and majesty, roared into San Francisco's Orpheum Theater and will be here now through December 31. If you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed and loved into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich multicultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized almost living, breathing animal puppets, Lion King will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with magic, wonder, awe and grace. (more...)


by Troy Frisby - Oct 28, 2016

Like a juicy apple before it's riddled with poison or an unexpected feast hosted by a talking candelabra, THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY couldn't have been more delicious. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next MonthTickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) 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 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P. The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Disney's THE LION KING in St. LouisTickets on Sale Next Month for Disney's THE LION KING in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Fabulous Fox 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 Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Saenger Releases Tickets for its Premiere, Friday October 14DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Saenger Releases Tickets for its Premiere, Friday October 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the New Orleans Theatre Association announced today tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The show will leap onto the Saenger Theatre stage for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, Jan. 29. THE LION KING is a subscription option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Bring the Pride to the Van Wezel for 2018-19 SeasonDisney's THE LION KING to Bring the Pride to the Van Wezel for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Mary Bensel, Executive Director of the Van Wezel, has announced the Sarasota premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall during the 2018/19 season. Performance dates and times will be announced at a later time. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured ProductionTHE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that THE LION KING North American tour will unveil a newly-configured production in October 2017, allowing the award-winning musical to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which previously couldn't accommodate the show. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in MinneapolisTHE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North American with a sold-out engagement in Minneapolis, which concluded on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

THE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton RunTHE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Disney's The Lion King concluded its second triumphant engagement in Dayton on Sunday, July 3 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The four-week return grossed over $5 million at the box office and entertained nearly 68,000 patrons during 32 performances. The award-winning musical's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a record-breaking run at The Schuster Center. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next WeekTHE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, TodayJulie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere launched the Grand Opening festivities for the new resort, which officially opens on June 16. A red carpet entry to the new theatre welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony Award®-winning director of THE LION KING. (more...)

Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, June 16Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere launched the Grand Opening festivities for the new resort, which officially opens on June 16. A red carpet entry to the new theatre welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony Award®-winning director of THE LION KING. (more...)

VR Company Limitless, LTD. Secures Seed Round Funding from Top Investors in Virtual Reality, Games, Tech, Entertainment & Media SectorsVR Company Limitless, LTD. Secures Seed Round Funding from Top Investors in Virtual Reality, Games, Tech, Entertainment & Media Sectors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

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Disney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This FallDisney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway/San Diego 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, April 15th at 10am. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This FridayTickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

?Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust 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, April 8 at 10 a.m. Minneapolis' most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the historic Orpheum Theatre stage (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Tuesday, July 5 for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, Aug. 7. The opening night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 10, 2016

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is supposed to succeed his father Mufasa, as King of Pride Rock. But when Simba's Uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba runs away from home after being tricked into thinking that he was responsible. As he comes of age, Simba learns some valuable perspective to go back and take his rightful place as King. (more...)

THE LION KING Bids Farewell to AustraliaTHE LION KING Bids Farewell to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions today thanked the Australian public as the spectacularly successful season of landmark musical THE LION KING closed this weekend. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Ends in AustraliaDisney's THE LION KING Ends in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

For Release (February 29, 2015): Disney Theatrical Productions today thanked the Australian public as the spectacularly successful season of landmark musical The Lion King ended this weekend. (more...)

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