In its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is the only show in history to generate six productions worldwide running 15 or more years. Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway, London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sapporo, Madrid, Mexico City, Scheveningen, Holland, and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played over 100 cities in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
With over 20 titles available, and exciting new shows to be announced soon, performers and audiences will be inspired by these beloved Disney stories. In addition to full length musicals such as Aida and High School Musical, many other classic Disney titles have been adapted into shorter versions, especially for schools. These Disney "JR" and "KIDS" titles are are 60 and 30 minute musicals, specifically tailored for the young performer. With titles such as Aladdin JR and The Jungle Book KIDS, all JR. and KIDS shows come with a ShowKit that includes extensive resource materials to help you create your production:
Disney ALADDIN on Broadway | The Hit Broadway Musical
In association with Disney Theatrical Productions, Michael Cassel Group will produce the first international tour of the world’s number one musical, Disney’s THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 followed by engagements in Singapore, Korea and Taiwan. The international tour, which will be performed in English, will launch in celebration of The Lion King’s 20th anniversary on stage.