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Photo Flash: 'The Lion King' Celebrates 10 Years on Broadway

Disney's The Lion King celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Broadway Sunday, November 11 with a gala performance at the Minskoff Theatre. 

Since its Broadway opening on November 13, 1997 (preview performances began October 15, 1997), The Lion King has been seen by 45 million people worldwide. In addition to New York City where the show has remained among the top 5 selling shows on Broadway for 10 years, the curtain of The Lion King currently rises seven more times every night all over the world in London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Paris, and two touring companies throughout the United States.

The Lion King plays Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 1 PM and 6:30 PM.  Running time for the production is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Tickets for The Lion King are available at www.DisneyOnBroadway.com, the Minskoff Theatre Box Office, and all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 212-307-4747.  Prices range from $51.25.-$121.25.  For group sales and information please call 800-439-9000.

Photos by Joan Marcus


l-r: Nathaniel Stampley (Mufasa), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki) and Jean Michelle Grier (Sarabi)


"The Circle of Life"


(center) Tshidi Manye


Blake Hammond (Pumbaa) and Danny Rutigliano (Timon)


Disney's The Lion King cast members S'Bu Ngema, Bongi Duma and original Broadway cast member Ron Kunene


Tshidi Manye


Jeff Binder (Zazu)


Tshidi Manye


l-r: Nathaniel Stampley, Tshidi Manye and Jean Michelle Grier




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