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'The Lion King' makes theatrical history in Greenville

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Gareth Saxe as “Scar” and Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa” face off in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Gareth Saxe as “Scar” and Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa” face off in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

During its return to Greenville, Disney's The Lion King set a record for the highest-grossing engagement in the city's theatrical history.

The musical attracted 64,000 guests during its four-week run at the Peace Center, grossing $5.6 million.

In an announcement on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Peace Center said it is believed The Lion King generated $19 million in economic benefit for the city due to revenue from travel, nearby hotels, restaurants, parking and businesses.

It is the second time The Lion King has played in Greenville.

“The Upstate loves Broadway, and we were honored to once again bring The Lion King to Greenville,” said Peace Center President and CEO Megan Riegel. “The community’s enthusiasm for the show was evident in the buzz that was generated around town and the record number of patrons who attended the performances. Because of that support and success, Greenville will continue to attract top-notch productions and the best that touring Broadway has to offer.”  

Click here for upcoming performances at the Peace Center.

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