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The Lion King Musical Sets Global Box Office Record

22nd September 2014

The Lion King stage musical has officially become the highest grossing entertainment production in any media in the world.The theatre version of the hit Disney film, featuring music by Sir Elton John and Sir Tim...

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Lion King Broadway Cast Surprises Subway Commuters

By Hannah Woodhead | 8th August 2014

They first made headlines back in April when a video of them singing acapella on a flight from Brisbane went viral, but now the Broadway cast of hit musical 'The Lion King' are back in...

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The Lion King Is Broadway's Highest-grossing Show Of 2013

30th December 2013

Hit musical The Lion King is continuing its reign over the Broadway box office after banking almost $97 million (£64.7 million) in ticket sales in 2013.The stage show, featuring the songs of Sir Elton John...

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Angelina Jolie And Family Visit Lion King Cast In Sydney

10th December 2013

Angelina Jolie and her family surprised the cast of an Australian production of The Lion King musical by meeting them backstage at a matinee performance on Sunday (08Dec13).Jolie, her partner Brad Pitt and their six...

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The Lion King To Become Broadway's First $1 Billion Grossing Show

17th October 2013

Musical The Lion King is set to become Broadway's first show to reach $1 billion in grosses, according to new box office estimates.The musical adaptation of Disney's hit animated movie is slated to reach a...

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The Lion King Is Broadway's All-time Highest Grossing Show

9th April 2012

Family musical The Lion King has surpassed The Phantom Of The Opera as Broadway's highest grossing show of all time, according to new box office estimates.The production has raked in a total of $853,846,062 (Gbp533,654,039)...

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14th November 2011

Disney musical The Lion King celebrated 14 years on Broadway on Sunday (13Nov11).

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More Disney Classics Returning To Big Screen

5th October 2011

Movie bosses have announced they are re-releasing four of Disney's biggest animated classics following the huge success of The Lion King.Since it was revived last month (Sep11), The Lion King in 3d has added an...

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The Lion King Chases Off U.s. Box Office Competition

26th September 2011

The 3D re-release of Disney classic The Lion King has chased off competition to remain top of the U.S. box office - the animated film raked in $22.1 million (£13.8 million) at the weekend (23-25Sep11).Brad...

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The Lion King 3d Mauls Competition At U.s. Box Office

19th September 2011

The 3D re-release of Disney classic The Lion King has roared to the top of the U.S. box office chart, grossing $29.3 million (£18.3 million).The animated family film, which features the voice of teen idol...

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Taymor Swaps Spider-man For The Lion King

17th August 2011

Director Julie Taymor is moving on from her much-maligned Broadway musical Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark to stage a production of The Lion King in Spain.Taymor walked away from the Spider-Man project in March (11)...

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Elton Credits Rice And The Lion King With Big Career Break

11th February 2011

SIR ELTON JOHN has celebrated lyricist SIR TIM RICE to thank for transforming him into a superstar, because he had grown bored of his career before agreeing to write music for Disney hit THE LION...

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West End's Lion King Breaks Its Own Ticket Sales Record

5th January 2011

A West End production of THE LION KING has broken its own record for the highest takings in London's famed theatre district's history.The stage show version of the hit Disney animation garnered a huge $48...

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3rd November 2010

The Broadway theater where 11-year-old SHANNON TAVAREZ starred in THE LION KING dimmed its lights on Tuesday night (02Nov10) in memory of the late child star, who lost her battle with leukaemia on Monday (01Nov10).

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Goldberg To Make Lion King Cameo

14th January 2010

WHOOPI GOLDBERG is set to thrill theatre-goers in New York City on Thursday night (14Jan10) with a one-off cameo appearance in Broadway musical THE LION KING.The actress, who voiced one of the characters in the...

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Fascinating Fact 8529

19th December 2009

THE LION KING became the ninth longest-running musical in West End history on Friday night (18Dec09) when its 4,265th performance hit the stage. The Lion King, which is also the ninth longest-running musical on the...

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14th November 2008

The London and New York cast of hit musical THE LION KING will celebrate the production's 10th anniversary by uniting for a special one-off show at the Royal Variety Performance in London in December (08)....

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The Things They Say 6300

27th November 2007

"A good friend suggested I use THE LION KING to explain the circle of life when our second dog passed away." Actor BLAIR UNDERWOOD finds Disney films help his kids understand everything about life's tough...

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Lights Out On Broadway As Stagehands Strike

11th November 2007

Broadway has been thrown into turmoil with more than 20 hit plays and musicals including THE LION KING and MAMMA MIA forced to close because of strikes by disgruntled stagehands. The protestors, who are responsible...

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23rd August 2007

Disney's THE LION KING has become the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history after playing its 4,098th performance on Tuesday night (21Aug07). That show broke Miss Saigon's top 10 record. The Lion King will officially...

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The Lion King Goes To Africa For The First Time

14th May 2007

The musical adaptation of Walt Disney movie THE LION KING is to be performed in Africa for the first time this summer (07). The explosive stage show, which tells the story of lion cub Simba...

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John Plays Lion King Song For Hurley's Son

8th March 2007

SIR ELTON JOHN played CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT? for newlyweds ELIZABETH HURLEY and ARUN NAYAR at their wedding blessing on Saturday (03MAR07), especially for the model's son DAMIAN. Six-year-old Damian is a huge...

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Hudson Thankful For American Idol Experience

16th January 2007

Singer-turned-acting star JENNIFER HUDSON has lavished praise on AMERICAN IDOL after it helped launch her onto the Hollywood stage - and insists she's proud of the time she spent on the reality TV show. The...

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Elton Honoured With Disney Legends Award

10th October 2006

Veteran singer SIR ELTON JOHN and late US TV anchor PETER JENNINGS were both honoured with Disney Legends Awards in Los Angeles yesterday (09OCT06). CROCODILE ROCK star John was recognised alongside lyricist TIM RICE for...

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Curtain Comes Down On The Lion King In The Netherlands

31st August 2006

Smash-hit stage musical THE LION KING has closed in The Netherlands after playing to 12 per cent of the country's entire population. The colourful show debuted in The Netherlands two years ago (MAY04) and played...

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The Lion King Heads For South Africa

30th August 2006

Hit musical THE LION KING is going back to its roots after landing a new home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African-themed show, which has smashed theatre records around the world, will open in Johannesburg...

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Heatwave Forces Promoters To Scrap Broadway In The Park Show

3rd August 2006

New York's heatwave has prompted promoters of this week's (03AUG06) Broadway in Bryant Park show to scrap the event. Organisers fear the Big Apple's current heat emergency will be too much for singers and dancers...

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Lloyd Webber Slams State Of West End

31st July 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has hit out at the state of West End musicals, blaming their preoccupation with the "feel-good factor" for dwindling ticket sales. The theatre impresario is dismayed shows aren't brave enough to...

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Fascinating Fact 1851

27th July 2006

Hit musical THE LION KING has been honoured at New York's Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum with its own impressive display. Sculptors have created life-size wax replicas of baboon shaman RAFIKI and villainous lion SCAR as...

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Lion King Breaks Its Own New York Record

6th July 2006

Hit musical THE LION KING has smashed its own weekly box office record at New York's Minskoff Theatre. The show grossed over $1.2 million (GBP666,600) during the week ending 2 July (06), beating the Minskoff's...

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