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The Lion King Musical Sets Global Box Office Record

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...

Lion King Broadway Cast Surprises Subway Commuters

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...

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

Angelina Jolie And Family Visit Lion King Cast In Sydney

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...

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

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...

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

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)...

More Disney Classics Returning To Big Screen

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Taymor Swaps Spider-man For The Lion King

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)...

Elton Credits Rice And The Lion King With Big Career Break

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...

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

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...

Goldberg To Make Lion King Cameo

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...

Lights Out On Broadway As Stagehands Strike

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...

The Lion King Goes To Africa For The First Time

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...

John Plays Lion King Song For Hurley's Son

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...

Hudson Thankful For American Idol Experience

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...

Elton Honoured With Disney Legends Award

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...

Curtain Comes Down On The Lion King In The Netherlands

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...

The Lion King Heads For South Africa

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...

Heatwave Forces Promoters To Scrap Broadway In The Park Show

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...

Lloyd Webber Slams State Of West End

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...

Lion King Breaks Its Own New York Record

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...

Another Record For The Lion King

Hit musical THE LION KING continues to smash records around the world - the show has set a new mark at the Minskoff Theatre in New York. With a gross of $1.19 million (GBP660,000), the...

The Lion King No Longer Roaring Down Under

Australia's megahit THE LION KING musical is to close on Sunday (04JUN06), after becoming the nation's biggest stage draw ever. The hit production enjoyed almost 1,100 performances Down Under and played to 2.2 million people...

Elton's Vampire Musical To Close

ELTON JOHN's Broadway musical LESTAT, inspired by ANNE RICE's VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, will close on Sunday (28MAY06) after poor reviews and attendance. The $10 million (GBP6 million) show, which opened last month (APR06), has been savaged...

Elton John Musical Panned

SIR ELTON JOHN's troubled musical LESTAT has been panned by critics for a second time - despite 80 per cent of the show being totally overhauled for its Broadway, New York City, debut last night...

Rice Hates Modern Cinema

Celebrated British lyricist SIR TIM RICE despises going to the cinema - because she believes modern films are boring and audiences eat too much popcorn. The three-time Oscar winner, who penned the songs for EVITA,...

Elton's New Shakespeare Musical Scrapped

SIR ELTON JOHN's latest Disney collaboration has been mysteriously scrapped by movie executives. All animators working on animated musical GNOMEO + JULIET have been reassigned and the project is no longer in production at Walt...

Songwriter's Poor Daughters Win 'Millions' In Royalties

Three under-privileged daughters of the late South African composer SOLOMON LINDA have won a six year legal battle for royalties to his song THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT, opening the floodgates for similar claims. The siblings...

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