President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary will attend a performance of The Lion King on Monday, Sept. 14. The show will begin at 7:45 PM, according to the White House press office (reached Sept. 14), and Clinton will be making some comments at 10:45 PM.
The Lion King won the 1998 Tony Award for best musical. It opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Nov. 13, 1997 to rave reviews.
The Clinton visit will be a rare recent public appearance for the President that is not connected to the current, sexually-oriented scandal surrounding the White House. The Lion King booking was made months ago.
A Lion King spokesperson at the Boneau/Bryan-Brown press office referred all questions regarding the visit to the White House press department. PBOL was unable to ascertain whether Vice President Al Gore would also join The Lion King entourage.