The Lion King on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
7/5/2016 - 8/7/2016
Running Time
2 Hours and 45 Minutes


The Lion King on US Tour Page 2


BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Alan Mingo Jr. Chats About Stepping Into Lola's Sexy Heels
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Broadway's Lola expected to have a career in classical drama, but that changed with an audition for RENT. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will celebrate their 100th show in NYC on July 9, 2016 at 12pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The 100th Show will be followed by reception fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar. (more...)

First-Ever Interactive Appisode of Disney Junior's THE LION GUARD Now Available
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Beginning today, the first-ever appisode based on Disney Junior's hit animated series THE LION GAURD is available on the popular Disney Junior Appisodes app for in-app purchase. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Voices to Soar in SINCERELY, SONDHEIM: LOVE LETTERS at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

'...Sincerely, Sondheim: Love Letters' is an intimate evening, featuring the lyrics and music of American master Steven Sondheim slated for Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday, July 11th, 8pm. (more...)

After Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson'stick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE will open on Friday, July 22 and perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 7, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 1-7, 2016. (more...)

Center Theatre Group in L.A. Welcomes New Directors of Marketing & Communications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Deborah Warren has been named the new Director of Marketing and James Sims the new Director of Communications at Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, one of the largest and most active nonprofit theatre companies in the country, it was announced today by Stephen D. Rountree, Center Theatre Group's Managing Director. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Announces Full Cast - Simon Green, Andre Torquato, Bryan Buscher-West and More; Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the New Zealand production of the international smash hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL opening on Friday, 14 October 2016 at The Civic in Auckland. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/5
by - Jul 5, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/3/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 5-10, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 4-10, 2016. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - James Wilson-Taylor
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2016

BWW speaks to James Wilson-Taylor about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show GINGER IS THE NEW BLACK. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tim Rice And Brett Smock of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary lyricist Tim Rice's new musical, From Here to Eternity, is currently playing at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through July 20. Based off the 1951 novel of the same name by James Jones, the show tells the story of a group of U.S. Army soldiers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. From Here to Eternity, as Rice tells us via a phone interview, is much different than some of his past musicals including The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. 'It's not like Aladdin or The Lion King,' he explains. 'The material is very different and more mature than those shows. It's a very complex story. There is a lot going on in it but that is what makes it such a beautiful show.' (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled Banner
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The Tony-winning British star celebrates her first stateside 4th of July with a joyous rendition of America's anthem. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On last night A CAPITOL FOURTH special on PBS, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed The Lion King ballad, 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.' (more...)

BWW Interview: What Does It Take to Be a Broadway Producer? John Breglio Reveals All!
by Robert Diamond - Jul 3, 2016

What does a 'producer' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. (more...)

MOVING IN, MOVING OUT: Broadway's Monthly Real Estate Report - July 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2016

A complete rundown of when productions are closing and when new ones are coming in. (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

BWW Review: Cabrillo's Enchanting LITTLE MERMAID Goes Swimmingly Under the Sea
by Don Grigware - Jul 18, 2016

Watching Cabrillo Music Theatre's The Little Mermaid on the Fred Kavli stage is an enjoyable treat, almost like viewing the Disney film ... it's so alive and scintillating. All the color and splendor of the ocean is onstage, and that has a lot to say about this production's creative team. All the technical aspects of the show are working smoothly, in sync. Cabrillo may be assuredly proud of their production. The sad thing is it only plays a week more, until Sunday July 24. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it not only became one of the most popular Disney films to date, it was also the very first animated musical to use Broadway composers for its music - changing the direction of animated movies forever. Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with The Little Mermaid, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 14, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 1-7, 2016. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA Workshop
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2016

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - Jul 14, 2016

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

Melbourne's East End Theatres Release Economical Report
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

A new report has found that Melbourne's iconic East End theatres contributed over two-thirds of a billion dollars to the Victorian economy in 2014-15, demonstrating the enduring appeal of the historic venues. (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS classic. (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry Exiting HAMILTON in Fall, Filming Netflix's 'Altered Carbon'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

The Tony Award-winner will be starring as a revolutionary leader in a new series based on Richard Morgan's 2002 novel. (more...)

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 11-17, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 11-17, 2016. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

THE 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...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Understudy Trio Steps in for Aaron Burr This Month; Meet HAMILTON's New Leading Men!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who continues his Tony nominated role in SHUFFLE ALONG through July 24, will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. Dixon takes over for Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., who played his final performance on Saturday, July 9.  (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/10/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/10/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/11
by - Jul 11, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/10/2016. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR to Debut on OWN with 2-Night Premiere Event This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

'QUEEN SUGAR' the new original one-hour weekly drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, debuts as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Heartland Film Honors LIFE, ANIMATED with Truly Moving Picture Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Feature-length documentary 'Life, Animated', directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, has been honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award from nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film. Select theatrically-released titles - entertaining films that do more than just entertain - receive the designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/1/2016
by BWW - Jul 1, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/1/2016. (more...)

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