November 29, 2007 – The Lion King Musical Celebrates Ten Years on Broadway
“The Lion King has touched live all over the world, and we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone.” – Thomas Schumacher, Producer for Disney Theatrical Group
On November 29, 2007, the musical version of The Lion King celebrated its tenth anniversary of being on Broadway with a gala performance. The celebration was delayed from its original November 11th date due to the 2007 Broadway Stagehands Strike, which closed all performances for a few weeks. The cast and crew had been celebrating with various activities, including appearances on Good Morning America, and the Empire State Building being lit up in yellow to commemorate the anniversary. By the tenth anniversary, over 45 million people worldwide had seen a performance of the show.