THE LION KING Announces Broadway Reopening

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Zack Reiser
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May 11, 2021 8:31 AM

The Lion King announced this morning on Good Morning America they will resume performances at the Minskoff Theatre on September 14, 2021.

After 23 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have been seen by more than 100 million people around the world.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, The Lion King has made theatrical history with three productions worldwide running 15 years or more and three others running 20 years or more .  So far, the show has been performed in nine different languages: English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.