The Top-Selling Musical of All-time
The Lion King musical is the all-time revenue king at the box office, with the show selling tickets over $6.2 billion worldwide, according to The Associated Press. Debuting in 1997, the show has garnered over 2 decades of success and critical acclaim, receiving 11 Tony nominations and winning a total of five for Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, and Best Lighting Design.
The Lion King dethroned the long-time mainstay Phantom of the Opera as the number one selling musical of all time. Other highly regarded and immensely popular productions such as Titanic, Harry Potter, and Star Wars have failed to even earn half of what The Lion King musical has brought in internationally.
The show has been a cultural phenomenon since its beginnings, and the team at Disney Theatrical Productions could not be happier about its worldwide success. The actors and staff members are overjoyed to be part of this fantastic production, and are ecstatic to be embarking on the Asia-Africa tour where new, anticipating audiences can experience the thrill that is The Lion King.