The Lion King on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Detroit Opera House (Detroit, MI)
1526 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
2/1/2017 - 2/26/2017
Running Time
2 Hours and 45 Minutes


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Producer of Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot Talks Authentic Casting and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in New Interview
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Guy Ritchie is currently in discussions to helm a live-action re-imagining of Disney's ALADDIN. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Old National Center
by Melissa Hall - Feb 9, 2017

Like so many others, I grew up watching Disney's The Little Mermaid. The lyrics of those songs are ingrained on my brain to this day. So seeing Broadway Across America's current production of the story is bittersweet. It was fun to revisit the characters, but it was impossible not to compare the musical with the movie as I watched. (more...)

Dance Resource Center Announces Home Grown at Bootleg 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Dance Resource Center, the service organization that is the hub and voice for Greater Los Angeles dance, is pleased to announce the third programmatic year of HOME GROWN @ Bootleg. (more...)

Newark Area Elementary Students to Perform at NJPAC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Elementary students from B.R.I.C.K. Peshine Academy, Oliver Street School and Rafael Hernandez School of Performing Arts (all in Newark), Colin Powell Elementary School (Union City), and Forest Street School (Orange) will be given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, February 13, to present their Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Al Pacino and Judith Light in GOD LOOKED AWAY at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse presents their first development production, under the theater's new play development program PlayWorks, Dotson Rader's GOD LOOKED AWAY starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as 'Tennessee Williams' and co-starring two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Transparent) as Williams' close friend 'Estelle' and Miles Gaston Villanueva (CBS's The Young and the Restless) as 'Baby.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Cast Lands on Broadway At Last!
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents World Premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert which will take place on March 12th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Un-Common's Young Performers Production of Disney's THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Young Performers Production of "Disney's The Lion King JR" being presented atQualters Middle School, Mansfield on March 10-12, 2017!  Tickets are available for shows on Friday, March 10th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm.  Pre-Sale Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at http://unco-lionking.brownpapertickets.com/. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Campy Cult Musical 'RACHAEL LILY ROSENBLOOM...' to Return in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The papers called it 'the first intentionally campy musical in Broadway history' and 'Broadway's first disco musical,' but Paul Jabara's Rachael Lily Rosenbloom... and don't you ever forget it! packed her bags after only 7 previews at the Broadhurst in 1973. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to Impress
by Anton Anderssen - Feb 7, 2017

Now on stage at the Detroit Opera House is Disney's 'LION KING,' the larger than life spectacle about the circle of life in the African Pride Lands. This show is unique; firstly it's playing for nearly a month, secondly it has die-hard fans that know every single word of the script, and they were beyond thrilled with the performance. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, LION KING is the most successful show in theatre history - it beat out Phantom and raked in over $7 billion. The costumes are the most imaginative ever constructed, and the score has hit tunes like 'Can you feel the love tonight?' (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of COME FROM AWAY!
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 6, 2017

What do you get when you put the creators of South Park and Avenue Q in a room together to write a musical? The Book of Mormon. A musical about a pair of young Mormons, off on their 2 year mission to convert the African people. (more...)

Broadway San Jose presents THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARDwill play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from April 25-30, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/5/2017. (more...)

DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Part of The Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Cincinnati 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces a powerhouse 17/18 season of highly-anticipated productions. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/6
by - Feb 6, 2017

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 2/5/2017. (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon Names Darren Doutt As New General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced the appointment of Darren Douttas the company's new General Manager beginning today, February 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: Kim's adventure to Food Truck Friday - Broadway Edition
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 6, 2017

Food is my favorite thing. Theater is my second favorite thing. Combine those together and it's a sure way to ensure I will appear. Thursday's FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season announcement was met with a lot of excitement. Unlike year's past, there was no formal event to announce the new season. (I pulled my car over on I-4 by Disney to read the press release.) (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

WSU to Present Spring Dance Concert, COME TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

WSU's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance has announced its 88th annual Spring Dance Concert, entitled Come Together, on Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th at the Bonstelle Theatre. Come Together celebrates a range of cultural influences that define our artistic diversity. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 6-12 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 6, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 6-12, 2017. (more...)

Theatre, Robotics, Dance and More Among DreamWrights' Spring Classes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is packing in a month full of fun this March. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: COME FROM AWAY Preps for Journey to Broadway with New Commercial
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/3/2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/3/2017. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in New Orleans theatrical history with a gross of $7.5 million. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET, WAITRESS, RENT Part of 2017/2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season; HAMILTON in 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce the roster of shows that will arrive in the Walt Disney Theater during the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season.  The new season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Following the engagement of that celebrated revival is On Your Feet!, the irresistible true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Next, the ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

BEAUTY & THE BEAST: Josh Groban Sings New Song 'Evermore' + Josh Gad & Luke Evans Perform 'Gaston'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Today, Disney has shared a 30-second teaser of Josh Groban's all-new original song, 'Evermore' from the live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The song will appear in the film's end credits as well as the soundtrack. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories of Disney's most beloved titles and their journey to Broadway and beyond. Through in-depth conversations with cast and creators, the podcast will reveal untold stories of the creation of these world class productions. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on July 1, 2017 and runs through August 5, 2017. (more...)

Greater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Children from five New Jersey public elementary schools were given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/12/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

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 2/12/2017. (more...)

Adam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Perform "Welcome to the Rock"
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The entire cast and orchestra of Come From Away gathered in Studio Q at CBC Radio this week to perform the opening number of their show, 'Welcome to the Rock'. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/10/2017
by BWW - Feb 10, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/10/2017. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Is Roaring Back to Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Wharton Center has announced the return of Disney's The Lion King as part of the Center's 35th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

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