Monday, November 29, 2010 - Disney’s landmark musical event, THE LION KING, has set a new box office record at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre by grossing $1,870,145 during the sold-out eight-performance Thanksgiving holiday week of November 22-28, 2010. The previous Minskoff record was held by THE LION KING, with a gross of $1,740, 130 (set week ending 01/03/2010).
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING continues to reign as a cultural phenomenon and one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its 1997 Broadway premiere, 17 global productions have been seen by more than 54 million people, and grossed over $4.2 billion to date. It is the eighth longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only five productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more, both on Broadway and in the West End. Translated into five different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch), the show has been performed in 13 different countries on five continents. THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway (its flagship production), on stages across North America, and in Las Vegas, London’s West End, Hamburg and Tokyo. In March of 2011, an all-new production will bow in Singapore.
As it begins its 14th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant. For the 2010 fiscal year just ended, three of the show’s six current productions (Broadway, London, Hamburg) had the highest grossing years ever in their respective lives, unprecedented this deep into any production’s run.
THE LION KING performs at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC). For tickets, show information and performance schedules, call Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or visit LionKing.com.
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Lion King was the best live performance I have ever seen. The actors were fantastic and everyone from the dancers in the first row to the last row were in total performance mode.