Disney’s The Lion King Musical celebrates 9,000 Broadway performances immediately

Disney’s most profitable musical manufacturing continues to interrupt new floor on Broadway. At immediately’s 7pm efficiency “The Lion King” will mark the 9,000th Broadway efficiency of the present. This historic milestone has been achieved by solely two different reveals in Broadway historical past.

From when the primary “The Lion King” premiered on Broadway on November 13, 1997 within the renovated New Amsterdam Theatre to its present house within the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Road), it has crossed many milestones:

1,098,000 steps have been climbed to the highest of Satisfaction Rock
“Hakuna Matata” has been mentioned and sung 234,000 occasions
Rafiki and Simba have swung in on the vine a mixed 36,000 occasions
There have been 18,000 coronations
Satisfaction Rock has rotated 603 miles
There have been 109 Younger Simba’s and Nala’s, which the corporate calls “The Cubs”

The present’s director, costume designer and masks co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral half within the present’s ongoing success. She was additionally introduced in to seek the advice of on the brand new film coming from Disney.

“The Lion King” as a stage musical model with 25 worldwide productions, simply celebrated reaching 100 million company worldwide. The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any movie, Broadway present or different leisure title in field workplace historical past and can quickly develop much more worthwhile because the photo-realism impressed laptop animated film directed by Jon Favreau will open in theaters this July.

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Picture by Deen van Meer for Disney Theatrical Productions

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Congratulations to Disney Theatrical Productions and its chief Thomas Shoemacher for making historical past by telling among the world’s strongest and heartwarming tales on stage.

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