The Lion King on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX
6/27/2017 - 7/23/2017
Running Time
2 Hours and 45 Minutes


The Lion King US Tour Page 2


Will Disney's HERCULES Go the Distance to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

In a recent interview, composer Alan Menken, revealed tentative plans for a stage version of his 1997 Disney hit, Hercules. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GREASE Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 9, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Mark Terene Takes Center Stage in DOG PARK JAMBOREE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Mark Terene stands at the back of the OCC Theatre in Orillia, waiting to make his first entrance in Dog Park Jamboree. He's acting as two characters, first as the Narrator of the show and second as the dog park custodian, Jake. With his cloth cap and work boots he looks like a man who leaves, 'no grass uncut and no poop un-scooped.' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTIFUL, The Lion King, DISASTER, MY FAIR LADY, and more! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/7/2017
by BWW - Jul 7, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/7/2017. (more...)

Dream Cast Set for DREAMGIRLS in Concert at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, DREAMGIRLS, for two concert performances only Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Blumenthal Announces New ENCORE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce its new ENCORE SERIES. Great seats are now available for five of Broadway's all-time greatest hits, including Les Miserables, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and a fan favorite in Charlotte, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Plus, back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon and the awe-inspiring visual artistry alive on stage, Disney's The Lion King. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/2/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/5
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/2/2017. (more...)

BWW TV: THE LION KING Joins London Gay Men's Chorus to Celebrate Pride with 'Circle of Life'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2017

In celebration of London Pride 2017, which takes place Saturday 24 June- Sunday 9 July, 60 members of London Gay Men's Chorus joined the London cast of Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The two companies came together for the first time to sing the iconic hit from the production, Elton John's 'Circle of Life.' Watch footage of their collaboration below! (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Mamie Parris, Michael Xavier and More Sign on for BROADWAY BARKS; Mary Tyler Moore Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bernadette Peters and Broadway Barks have established the annual Mary Tyler Moore Award, which will be given out each year at the event to an individual or group who has changed the lives of homeless animals in a way that encourages others to do the same. (more...)

Jonathan Andrew Hume, Laura Jane Matthewson & Calum Melville Join Tim Gilvin at Live at Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 4, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, The Lion King is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: First Look At New ANGELS IN AMERICA Images Ahead of NT Live Broadcast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

One of the theatre shows of the year ANGELS IN AMERICA will be broadcast live to cinemas from the National Theatre with Part 1 on Thursday 20 July and Part 2 on Thursday 27 July as part of National Theatre Live. See new exclusive images from the show below! (more...)

John Favreau Shares First Look at Live-Action LION KING at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At Saturday's D23 Expo in Anaheim CA, Disney treated fans to a first look at footage from the highly anticipated live-action remake of The Lion King. (more...)

Disney Announces Release Date for THE LION KING on BluRay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Inside The Magic on Twitter reports from the D23 Expo that a Disney plans to release The Lion King on BluRay. (more...)

BWW Review: VOICES OF THE AMAZON, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 16, 2017

What an introduction to Latitude: entering a world unlike anything you've seen or heard before. And I'm not even talking about the Faraway Forest. From Sister's Grimm, Voices of the Amazon immerses audiences in the sights and sound of the Amazon. However, despite stunning choreography, the production doesn't shout so much as whisper (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

THE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The D23 expo featured many quietly screened previews, one of which being a peek at The Circle of Life scene of the upcoming The Lion King remake. According to Mashable, the film is moving along the lines of the recent The Jungle Book remake which featured extremely realistic CGI. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/14/2017
by BWW - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/14/2017. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical The Lion King on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Ffith Week of Performances at the Deer Valley Music Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Join the Utah Symphony in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's Church for the final performance of the Deer Valley Music Festival Chamber Concert series. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BODYGUARD at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center welcomes the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, August 15 to 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: July 13, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 13, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

Casting Announced For JUST TO GET MARRIED at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The first London production in over a hundred years of Just To Get Married, a romantic comedy by renowned suffragette Cicely Hamilton opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. (more...)

Guest Blog: Andy Barnes Talks New Family Musical THE LITTLE BEASTS
by Guest Blog: Andy Barnes - Jul 12, 2017

You probably won't have heard of us, but Perfect Pitch is a non-profit theatre company which, since 2006, has been 100% dedicated to creating, developing and promoting new British musicals, and engaging new, diverse and younger audiences with the art form. Most of our development work to date has been made possible by partnering with regional theatres, drama colleges and universities from around the UK. (more...)

STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

???????Students in Perseverance theatre's STAR program open performances Disney's The Lion King Jr, Hamlet, and an original piece written by the students: North Star Vaud on July 21. STAR is a youth acting program that provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, students participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three fully produced productions. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of HAIR Extends Through 2018; Initial Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

HAIR's new 50th anniversary production is to have a HAIR extension through to New Year 2018! The show was due to run until early December but already due to popular demand the show is now extending for a further 6 weeks to SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 - the perfect night out especially over the Festive Season! (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Tribute James M. Nederlander at the Jimmy Awards!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Below, check out a special tribute to James M. Nederlander featuring Sam Bennett, Briley Blade, Trey Caperton, Jack D'Angelo, Seamus Foley, Eric Garden, Ian Hayes, Levi Hopkins, Nathan Keffer, Lane Mogen, Joey Myers, Ramone Nelson, Patrick Shannon, Nathan Sink, Jacob Swanson, Cameron Vargas, William Webster, Stephanie Ainsworth, Grace Auer, Laurel Bollard, Elon Tobias, Shelby Ennis, Kayla Fallick, Briana Fleming, Sophia Rose Franklin, Hatty King, Jessica Lewis, Jaynie Parmenter, Morgan Roberts, Adriel Salinas, Marisa Spahn, Jilian Strattman, Adeline Tourondel, Liz Valentin. (more...)

WICKED Surpasses PHANTOM OF THE THE OPERA at Broadway Box Office
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2017

WICKED is flying high at the Broadway box office. The long-running musical has hit $1 billion faster than any other show in Broadway history, surpassing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Broadway box office. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/4/2017 - 7/11/2017
by - Jul 11, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/4/2017 - 7/11/2017. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce Disney's THE LION KING JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now it comes to the HCTO stage complete with the music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Comedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Today it was announced that comedian Jon Oliver would be joining the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King in the role of Zazu. (more...)

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez Bring DOS DIVAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their show, Dos Divas! From NYU's Tisch School of the Arts comes two fierce newcomers to the Broadway scene. With their unique sense of versatility - ranging from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to pop hits of the 21st Century - these two Latina beltresses join forces on stage in this special one night only performance to convey through song and story the trials and tribulations of what it takes to make it in New York City. (more...)

The Williams Project presents BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Williams Project, in partnership with Emerald City Bible Fellowship and Franklin High School, presents James Baldwin's classic American play Blues for Mister Charlie. Baldwin's rarely produced masterpiece explores race and violence in the United States with honesty, music, dark humor, and compassion. Blues for Mister Charlie will run September 6 - 10, 2017 at Emerald City Bible Fellowship and September 13 - 17, 2017 at Franklin High School. Opening night is September 7, 2017. Each performance of Blues for Mister Charlie will be followed by a facilitated discussion, featuring leadership from the community hosting the performance and Williams Project artists. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and available for reservation now through the online box office at thewilliamsproject.org/tickets.  (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Perform at The Metropolitan Room, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Cabaret for a Cause will perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 18th, 2017. Cabaret for a Cause was created in 2010 to bring together young performers from the Broadway, film and television community to use their talents to help others. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the World Premiere of OUTAWS TO IN-LAWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Outlaws to In-Laws, seven one-act plays by leading gay writers dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/9/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/10; Broadway Drops for July 4th
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/9/2017. (more...)

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