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The Lion King gets named the largest grossing production in Broadway history, as TickeHunterOnline announces a whopping 25% off all Lion King tickets.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
After 10 years on the road, [The Lion King continues to celebrate unparalleled achievements and delight new audiences throughout North America. TicketHunterOnline announced a 25% discount on all upcoming Lion King tickets for 2012 & 2013.
Disney’s The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out, record-breaking engagement in Wichita, on Sunday, September 30 at the Century II Concert Hall. The premiere four-week engagement grossed over $4.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 60,000 patrons, making it the highest-grossing theatrical production in Wichita history.
It is estimated that by the conclusion of the Wichita engagement, The Lion King generated a $15 million economic benefit to the city from travel, hotels, restaurants, parking and other businesses patronized by both theatergoers and production staff. This figure is based upon a Touring Broadway League report which found that, on average, Broadway tours contribute an economic impact 3.5 times the gross ticket sales to the local metropolitan area’s economy.
"The incredible success of The Lion King's first-ever visit to the state of Kansas underscored the importance of the commitment made by the City of Wichita and its leaders to the development of downtown Wichita and the region's performing arts," praised Theater League president Mark Edelman. "It was an honor to present The Lion King in the beautifully-renovated Century II Concert Hall and a thrill to witness the amazing emotional impact this wonderful musical has for audiences of all ages."
“We are truly overwhelmed by how warmly the Wichita community has embraced The Lion King,” said Jack Eldon, Vice President, Domestic, Disney Theatrical Productions. “It is incredible to reflect that in our tenth year of touring this theatrical phenomenon, the response is just as strong as when the tour first launched. We thank the city of Wichita for an incredible engagement and look forward to someday returning to this fantastic town.”
The North American touring production of The Lion King has been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date.
In its 15th year, The Lion King remains ascendant, recently becoming the highest-grossing Broadway show in history. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 19 productions around the globe have been seen by more than 65 million people, grossed over $4.8 billion and, cumulatively, run a staggering 91 years. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King is the fifth longest-running musical in Broadway history and only the second show to generate five productions running 10 or more years. Translated into seven different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish), the show has been performed in 15 different countries on five continents.
The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway and on tour in North America, in New York NY, Albuquerque NM, San Francisco CA, Los Angeles, Atlanta GA, Dallas TX, and Chicago to name a few. All tour dates, as well as Lion King tickets are to be referenced at TicketHunterOnline.com.
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