Lion King Cast Performs on NBC's "Today Show" June 12

News   Lion King Cast Performs on NBC's "Today Show" June 12
The cast of the Broadway production of The Lion King performs on NBC's "Today Show" June 12.

The performance, which celebrates the long-running musical's tenth anniversary, is scheduled to air between 8:30-9 AM ET. As previously reported, The Lion King will open the 2008 Tony Awards telecast with "Circle of Life."

"Today Show" airs in the metropolitan area on WNBC-TV, Channel 4; check local listings.

Since its Broadway opening on Nov. 13, 1997, The Lion King has been seen by 45 million people worldwide. Directed by Julie Taymor — who became the first woman to ever receive a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical — The Lion King has become an international hit with productions playing all around the globe. In fact, the Elton John-Tim Rice musical has won over 30 major awards. Those include six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards; six Outer Critics Circle Awards; two Sir Laurence Oliviers; the Evening Standard Award for Best Theatrical Event; and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

The Lion King currently plays the Minskoff Theatre.

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