The Lion King on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Shea's Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
12/13/2017 - 1/7/2018
Running Time
2 Hours and 45 Minutes


VIDEO: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's Record-Breaking 2017 GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Round 2! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; A TALE OF TWO CITIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Selects Five Schools for Inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the five elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the inaugural 2017-2018 Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) program. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for THE LION KING at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce that tickets go on sale to the general public for Disney's The Lion King at 10 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Presents 'Bull: The Musical' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, actor Christopher Jackson, with the help of Stephen Colbert, used his Broadway talent to create a musical for the television show he's currently working on. Check out BULL: The Musical below! (more...)

Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Michael James Scott to Spend 'Arabian Nights' in ALADDIN in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that original Broadway cast members Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Michael James Scott (Genie - also original Australian Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will reunite for five weeks of the Los Angeles premiere engagement of Disney's ALADDIN, from Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, February 18, 2018. (more...)

Rob Marshall is Disney's 'Top Choice' to Direct Live-Action THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

CHICAGO director Rob Marshall is Disney's top choice to helm it's upcoming live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID film. (more...)

Casting Announced For Vital's OWEN & MZEE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce full casting for its upcoming musical adaptation of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ALADDIN, HAMILTON and More Take the Stage at BC/EFA's 29th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded affair below! (more...)

Start the Countdown to 2018 with KING KONG's Early New Year's Eve Show at The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Start the countdown to 2018 early in all-South African style at the Fugard Theatre on 31 December. Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, the highly acclaimed production of the historic South African musical, KING KONG, is back in Cape Town for the summer season, with a special, early New Year's Eve performance taking place at 14:00. (more...)

Reservoir Announces Joint Venture with Warren 'Oak' Felder
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Reservoir announces the formation of a new joint venture with Grammy-winning writer-producer Warren Oak Felder to sign and nurture creative talent for the company. (more...)

Take Your Tots to the Theatre! Tickets on Sale for KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2018
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 5, 2017

The Broadway League has announced that tickets are on sale now for Kids' Night on Broadway. Kids' Night on Broadway will take place in New York City on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (more...)

Broadway By The Bay Announces Their 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Broadway By the Bay, the Peninsula based award-winning musical theater company, announced today the four musicals that will make up their 2018 season. Launching the season in March 2018 will be the 1957 musical theater classic, The Music Man. Summer will kick off like a great ball of fire with the hit rock-n-roll musical Million Dollar Quartet, followed by the 70s disco-era hit Saturday Night Fever. The season will come to a close with Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning adaptation of Verdi's AIDA. Season tickets are available now for renewing and new subscribers at www.broadwaybythebay.org/join or by calling (650) 579-5565. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - December 4th - Once On This Island and Meteor Shower Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Once On this Island (6.58%), The Band's Visit (6.17%), Spongebob (4.43%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.66%) and School of Rock (2.17%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Meteor Shower (10.51%), M. Butterfly (5.48%), and Play That Goes Wrong (1.71%). (more...)

Goodspeed's 13th Annual Festival of New Musicals to Tackle the Civil War, Womenin the Airforce and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The 13th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 12, 2018 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of the rousing new musical Five Points by Ethan D. Pakchar (Music) and Douglas Lyons (Music and Lyrics), and McKnight Fellowship winner Harrison David Rivers (Book). (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 4-10, 2017
by BWW Special - Dec 4, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 4-10, 2017. (more...)


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Final Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until midnight on Friday, 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Grasan Kingsberry Earns the Gypsy Robe for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

On Sunday, December 3, the company of Once On This Island gathered in the lobby of Circle in the Square to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Grasan Kingsberry. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/3/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/3/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/4
by BWW Special - Dec 4, 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 12/3/2017. (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. (more...)

FROZEN Creators to Go Behind the Scenes at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced today that Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen has joined the BroadwayCon 2018 lineup. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Carlile, Sophia Anne Caruso, Judy Gold and More Join Jamie deRoy for Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented 'Tis The Season,' another star-studded episode of Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday night. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Members Perform Dual-Language 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' For 20th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2017

In honor of the show's 20th anniversary, The Lion King cast members Adrienne Walker, who's been playing Nala on Broadway since July of 2016, and Agust n Arg ello, currently starring as Simba in Mexico City's production, released a performance of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' in Spanish and English. EW exclusively released the video, which you can watch here. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Discovering Heather Headley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Today, December 12, 2017, Broadway Dreams will honor Tony and Grammy Award-winner Heather Headley in celebration of 20 years since her Broadway debut in Disney's landmark musical The Lion King. The tenth annual Broadway Dreams Supper will take place at The Plaza. Mark Brandon at Binder Casting part of RWS Entertainment Group took a moment to reflect back on how Heather got her start in the industry: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy's 'Jews Don't Camp' - Except When They Hike To See Her Holiday Show at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 12, 2017

Although there wasn't any seltzer in the brook, at Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series there sure was a lot of wine on the tables in the world famous night club as Jamie deRoy hosted the latest installment of her Jamie deRoy & friends variety show titled 'Tis the Season. BroadwayWorld attended the event and you can check out photo coverage here! (more...)

Freeform Releases Its New Lineup of TV and Movie Offerings for January 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will debut the premiere of grown- ish, on January 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. EST, in a special two-episode event. From the executive producer of ABC's Emmy-nominated black ish, comes grown-ish, a half-hour spinoff comedy tackling current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators. (more...)

Disney Theatrical Productions' Thomas Schumacher Elected Board Chairman at The Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Broadway League has announced that Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, was elected as Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League today. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Star Katrina Lenk Signs on for BROADWAY DREAMS SUPPER Celebrating Heather Headley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Immediately following her critically acclaimed performance in The Band's Visit on today, December 12, Katrina Lenk will pay tribute to Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley during the tenth annual Broadway Dreams Supper at The Plaza (?58th Street and Fifth Avenue). Lenk joins newly announced Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along...), soon to make her eagerly anticipated West End debut as Tina Turner in Tina: The Musical. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Roars for Sold-Out Run in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its sold-out engagement in Baltimore, which concluded on Sunday at the Hippodrome Theatre. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $5.6 million at the box office and entertained more than 64,000 patrons during 31 performances. This was The Lion King's third time in Baltimore, following a 5-week engagement in 2012. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 11th, 2017: DAMN YANKEES Benefit Concert, CRUEL INTENTIONS Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 11, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: Cruel Intentions opens off Broadway, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones join forces for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit, and more! (more...)

Seth Rogan is Walter Cronkite in New JFK Film NEWSFLASH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Variety announced today that Seth Rogan has been cast as Walter Cronkite in a new film. The story centers around the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The upcoming film is to be titled NEWSFLASH. Read the full article here! (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Michael Sterling - Dec 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling of BWW TV Los Angeles talks to the cast and creative team members during at rehearsal at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the world premiere of the Lythgoe Family Panto production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, produced in association with Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 11-17, 2017
by BWW Special - Dec 11, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 11-17, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/10/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/10/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/11
by BWW Special - Dec 11, 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 12/10/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harry Belafonte Visits Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte visited The Lion King over the weekend and stopped backstage to pose with star Jelani Remy. Scroll down for the photo! (more...)

Bid To Win Tickets & Backstage Tours Of Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, A Wicked Lunch, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

What Broadway fan wouldn't want to go see a Broadway show (perhaps Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, School fo Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Phantom of the Opera?) and go backstage afterward for their own personal tour!? How about having an exclusive lunch with a Broadway star? Award-winning non for profit Broadway Sings for Pride is auctioning off these perfect Broadway-themed gifts right in time for the holidays! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 'Tis the Season for Shopping! The 2017 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide Has Arrived!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 11, 2017

It's December, y'all! Time for snow storms, egg nog, those giant ornaments that show up on 6th avenue across the street from Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Success and Journey of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

20 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. CBS Sunday Morning takes viewers on a journey back into building this massive production. Hear from Thomas Schumacher, Julie Taymor, Elton John and more below. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 'Very Merry Holiday Special'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Blumenthal Performing Arts' 'Very Merry Holiday Special' is back and continues through Jan. 1. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Air On ABC As Part Of Networks 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ON 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Disney's Academy Award -winning 'Frozen,' the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will air as part of The Wonderful World of Disney and '25 Days of Christmas' on SUNDAY, DEC. 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (more...)

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