Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Disney’s landmark musical event, "The Lion King," is coming to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre—a new, world-class, 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater, to be located at Shanghai Disney Resort’s retail, dining and entertainment area—currently under construction adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland park. This will be the world’s first production of "The Lion King"—Julie Taymor's production, exactly as seen on Broadway and in productions around the world—performed in Mandarin.
Disney Theatrical Productions’ latest hit "Aladdin," a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, recently made its debut on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Playing to packed houses, the show has received Best Musical nominations from the Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards, among more than a dozen nominations.
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At this point, one could say the sun never sets on Disney Theatrical Productions, with about 15 productions playing around the world on any given night. Our international expansion began shortly after the 1994 Broadway debut of Beauty and the Beast, with a production of that show in Melbourne the following year. We’ve now staged shows in over 20 countries.
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ANNOUNCES BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF THE LION KING TO OPEN AT SHANGHAI'S GRAND THEATRE ON JULY 18TH
SHANGHAI, CHINA (FEBRUARY 21, 2006): Thomas Schumacher, President, Disney Theatrical Productions, and Stanley Cheung, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, together with Mr Fang Sizhong, President, Shanghai Grand Theatre today announced Disney's award-winning musical The Lion King, will open at Shanghai's Grand Theatre on July 18 and play for 100 performances.