Ever-popular Broadway show “The Lion King” is making its return to Atlanta and this time it will debut at the Fox Theatre. Disney Theatrical Productions and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced Friday that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s award-winning music will go on sale to the public on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m.
The return will leap onto the Fox Theatre stage for the first time on April 10, 2014 for a limited engagement of three weeks through April 27, 2014. Preview performances are Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11 and the matinee performance on Saturday, April 12 with the official opening night performance on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m.
In Atlanta, “The Lion King” will play Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. as well as matinees on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. A special weekday matinee will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Dec. 8, tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308), online at http://www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.
The North American touring productions of “The Lion King” have been seen by more than 15 million theatergoers and grossed more than $1 billion to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, “The Lion King” now makes its Atlanta return, playing at the Fox Theatre for the first time. The current schedule is listed below.
In its 17th year, “The Lion King” is the highest-grossing Broadway show in New York history and one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on Nov. 13, 1997, 21 global productions have been seen by more than 70 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), “The Lion King” is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years. Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese), productions of “The Lion King” can currently be seen on Broadway and on tour across around the world.
Among the most successful titles in entertainment history, with a cumulative gross in excess of $5 billion, the stage production of “The Lion King” has already earned more than the biggest hit films in movie history: more than the Lord of the Rings trilogy combined, more than the six Star Wars films combined, and more than Avatar and Titanic, the two highest-grossing films in movie history, combined.
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, Julie 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 resulting sound of “The Lion King” is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”
For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH AUGUST 2014:
Los Angeles – Pantages Theatre
November 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Honolulu – Blaisdell Concert Hall
January 14 – March 9, 2014
Seattle – Paramount Theatre
March 12 – April 6, 2014
Atlanta – The Fox Theatre
April 10 – 27, 2014
Toronto – Princess of Wales Theatre
April 30 – June 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Kennedy Center Opera House
June 17 – August 17, 2014