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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update – June 17, 2012

Lion King Broadway Musical grossed $1,878,450 and had a 100.0% attendance rate, about 0.1% less than the previous week. The 35 shows on the boards grossed $25,535,984, improving around 2.24% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending June 17, 2012.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,980,203
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,878,450
3. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,596,688
4. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,584,513
5. Evita – (MARQUIS) $1,238,442
6. Newsies – (NEDERLANDER) $1,049,581
7. Once – (JACOBS) $955,362
8. Nice Work If You Can Get It – (IMPERIAL) $930,679
9. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $898,832
10. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $870,975
11. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $851,507
12. Gore Vidal’s The Best Man – (SCHOENFELD) $750,312
13. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $687,045

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update for the Week June 10, 2012

Lion King Broadway Musical grossed $1,847,364 and had a 100.1% attendance rate, about 0.1% more than the previous week. The 35 shows on the boards grossed $24,964,889, improving around 7.51% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending June 10, 2012.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,990,184
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,847,364
3. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,615,231
4. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,489,655
5. Evita – (MARQUIS) $1,387,065
6. Newsies – (NEDERLANDER) $997,067
7. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $946,692
8. Nice Work If You Can Get It – (IMPERIAL) $907,652
9. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $873,562
10. Once – (JACOBS) $845,343
11. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $827,112
12. Gore Vidal’s The Best Man – (SCHOENFELD) $758,637
13. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $720,055

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon The Lion King Broadway Box Office Update – Week May 13, 2012

The Lion King Broadway show still on the top of the table with the gross $1,717,281 and had a 99.7% attendance rate, same as the previous week. The 38 shows on the boards grossed $25,244,974, about 0.71% more than that of the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending May 13, 2012.

1. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,717,281
2. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,598,593
3. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,579,314
4. Evita – (MARQUIS) $1,529,144
5. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,218,638
6. Nice Work If You Can Get It (IMPERIAL) – $1,092,937
7. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $937,635
8. Death Of A Salesman (ETHEL BARRYMORE) – $934,861
9. Newsies – (NEDERLANDER) $931,370
10. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) – $800,916

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update Week 2/26/2012

Lion King Broadway grossed $1,732,972 and had a 100% attendance rate. The 26 shows on the boards grossed $20,315,215, around 1.2% more that of the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending February 26, 2012.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,872,679
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,732,972
3. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,643,155
4. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,468,595
5. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $1,018,596
6. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $985,906
7. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $957,197
8. War Horse – (VIVIAN BEAUMONT) $955,542
9. Porgy And Bess – (RICHARD RODGERS) $881,225
10. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $825,341

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Still Holds Top Position with Holiday Box Office Boost

The Lion King earned $1,833,881 with $41,964 increase over the last week (For the Week 12/18/2011). For the third week in December, Lion King Broadway remained in the top position, grossing $1,833,881 with 99% attendance rate.

Lion King Musical story is based on the Disney film, is undoubtedly familiar to many, the art that occurs in New York theaters may be foreign to some. An extensive amount of dexterity is incorporated into every aspect of the show.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King is the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only six productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more both on Broadway and in the West End.

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PostHeaderIcon Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates 14 Years on Broadway

The Tony Award-winning Disney musical The Lion King celebrates 14 years on Broadway Nov. 13 at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45thStreet, NYC.

As it enters its 15th year, The Lion King remains ascendant, continuing to reign as a cultural phenomenon and one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on Nov. 13, 1997, 19 global productions have been seen by more than 63 million people, and grossed over $4.7 billion to date.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King is the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only six productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more both on Broadway and in the West End.

The Broadway company of The Lion King currently includes Gareth Saxe as Scar, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa and Tshidi Manye as Rafiki.

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from “The Lion King” animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.

The book was adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed “The Lion King” animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor).

Directed by Taymor — who became the first woman to ever receive a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical — The Lion King has become an international hit with productions playing all around the globe. In fact, the Elton John-Tim Rice musical has won over 30 major awards. Those include six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards; six Outer Critics Circle Awards; two Sir Laurence Oliviers; the Evening Standard Award for Best Theatrical Event; and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update June 26

On Broadway, Lion King grossed $1,748,215 with 100% attendance rate for the week ending June 26, 2011. The 30 shows on the boards grossed $23,765,758, increasing nearly 4% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses for the week ending June 26, 2011.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,830,739
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,748,215
3. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,702,866
4. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,215,619
5. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $1,103,991
6. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $1,068,423
7. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $1,054,587
8. The Phantom of the Opera – (MAJESTIC) $1,006,430
9. Sister Act – (BROADWAY) $990,657
10. War Horse – (VIVIAN BEAUMONT) $960,285
11. Billy Elliot: The Musical – (IMPERIAL) $951,214
12. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $892,334
13. Memphis – (SHUBERT) $864,550

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Clifton Oliver As Simba in Lion King’s Broadway’s Minskoff Theater

Disney Theatrical Productions: The Lion King Welcomes Clifton Oliver As Simba to Broadway’s Minskoff Theater. Clifton Oliver took over the role as Simba starting from Friday, May 13. Dashaun Young, who played his final Broadway performance on Saturday, May 7 as Simba, will reprise the role with the Las Vegas company on Monday, June 20. Oliver originated the role of Simba in the Las Vegas production at Mandalay Bay (2009) and the Los Angeles production at the Pantages Theater (2000) and performed as Simba on the first national tour.

Clifton Oliver As Simba in Lion King Broadway

Clifton Oliver As Simba in Lion King Broadway


Clifton Oliver also starred on Broadway as Benny (opposite Jordin Sparks) in In the Heights and as Fiyero in Wicked and appeared in the Los Angeles company of Ragtime. Oliver’s Off-Broadway credits include Wig Out and Miracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre). Touring productions include Benny in Rent (Australia) and Teen Angel in Grease (second national). Television includes a guest starring role as Mad Hoops on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, The Lion King is currently playing at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). The show officially opened on Broadway on November 13, 1997.

The Broadway cast of The Lion King also features GARETH SAXE as the sardonic and deviously cunning “Scar,” ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE as “Mufasa,” the great warrior and ruler of the Pridelands, and TSHIDI MANYE as the wise baboon shaman “Rafiki.” CAMERON POW portrays the prim and proper hornbilled bird “Zazu,” TOM ALAN ROBBINS is the carefree warthog “Pumbaa,” FRED BERMAN is the wisecracking meerkat “Timon” and CHAUNTEÉ SCHULER is the loyal lioness “Nala.”

The Lion King is the seventh 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. 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, Tokyo and Singapore.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update 03/06/2011

On Broadway, Lion King grossed $1,212,418 with 86.7% attendance rate for the week ending March 6, 2011. The 26 shows on the boards grossed $15,042,072, dropping nearly 18% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses for the week ending March 6, 2011.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,388,574
2. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,281,776
3. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,212,418
4. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $855,041
5. The Addams Family – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $811,934
6. Billy Elliot: The Musical – (IMPERIAL) $747,160
7. Memphis – (SHUBERT) $668,704
8. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $658,483
9. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (PALACE) $657,804
10. The Phantom of the Opera – (MAJESTIC) $637,364

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Broadway Box Office Update, Grabs the Top Seat

On Broadway, Lion King grossed $1,534,779 and had a 94.2% attendance rate for the week ending February 20, 2011 and was 3.0% more than the last week. Lion King reported an increase of $252,227 over the previous week’s box office. Last week’s biggest earning show on Broadway wasn’t “Wicked” or “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” It was Lion King, an old show that can still roar. The 22 shows on the boards grossed $16,930,141, 10.77% more than that of the previous week.

“The Lion King,” with music by Elton John and Tim Rice, became the seventh-longest running show in Broadway history on Jan. 2 when it played its 5,462nd performance. Producers say 17 productions of the show have been seen by more than 54 million people and grossed more than $4.2 billion to date.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses for the week ending February 20, 2011.

1. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,534,779
2. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,526,036
3. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,476,828
4. American Idiot – (ST. JAMES) $1,144,030
5. The Merchant Of Venice – (BROADHURST) $1,125,273
6. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $986,328
7. The Addams Family – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $949,966
8. Billy Elliot: The Musical – (IMPERIAL) $873,024
9. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $870,028
10. MAMMA MIA! – (WINTER GARDEN) $764,201

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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