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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...)

Ethan Khusidman & Terrence Mann Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop TodayEthan Khusidman & Terrence Mann Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Producers Southpaw Entertainment (Richard Lewis, CEO) and CJ E&M (Byeong-seok Kim, Senior Vice President) previously announced that August Rush, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated 2007 motion picture, which starred Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, will have a developmental lab presentation today and tomorrow, December 9 and 10, 2014. (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...)

Ethan Khusidman & Terrence Mann to Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop Next MonthEthan Khusidman & Terrence Mann to Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Producers Southpaw Entertainment (Richard Lewis, CEO) and CJ E&M (Byeong-seok Kim, Senior Vice President) announced today that August Rush, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated 2007 motion picture, which starred Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, will have a developmental lab presentation in December 2014. (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...)

AUGUST RUSH Musical in the Works; Lab Set for NYC This NovemberAUGUST RUSH Musical in the Works; Lab Set for NYC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

According to a new Equity announcement, a new musical adaptation of AUGUST RUSH is holding auditions for a developmental lab in New York City, which will be held November 13 through December 10, 2014. (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...)

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...)

Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.CDisney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the SubwaySTAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the Subway
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2014

The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a New York City subway car to give riders a little surprise. Check out their performance of 'Circle of Life' below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes 12 Millionth Visitor!Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes 12 Millionth Visitor!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This week, Disney's award-winning musical THE LION KING welcomed its 12 millionth visitor at London's Lyceum Theatre. The show will celebrate its 15th anniversary in October in London, where the show remains the West End's best-selling stage production. Tickets are currently on sale until 29 March 2015. (more...)

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