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TICKETS FOR DISNEY’S THE LION KING GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Performances Begin On February 28 And Play for 3 Weeks Through March 19
In Providence, Disney’s THE LION KING is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series

 

Providence, RI - Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage on for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P.  The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P.   

In Providence, THE LION KING will play Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7P, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30P, Saturdays at 2P & 8P and Sundays at 1P & 6:30P (please note that the last performance on Sunday, March 19 is at 1P). An additional matinee performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 16 at 1P.

Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program, and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Friday, November 18, tickets will be available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org - Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P, and two hours prior to curtain times. Tickets start at $20; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (401) 574-3162.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the PPAC Box Office is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances at PPAC. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the PPAC Box Office is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 17 million theatergoers and grossed over $1.2 billion to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly returns to Providence at PPAC.

 

ABOUT THE LION KING

In its 19th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 23 global productions have been seen by more than 85 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, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai and on tour across North America, for a total of eight productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show, or other entertainment title in box office history.          

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year, and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. 

The show’s director, costume designer, and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.

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.” 

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor), and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as associate producer.

For more information, visit LionKing.com or www.ppacri.org

The Providence engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING is presented by arrangement with the Providence Performing Arts Center and is a subscription offering of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

 

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Local Press Representatives:

P.J. Prokop, Director of Marketing: (401) 574-3103 / pjprokop@ppacri.org
Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Specialist: (401) 574-3112 / cdipompo@ppacri.org

Please contact Caitlyn DiPompo for production photos, interview requests, and press releases.