Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 07/12/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK -- It's a mainstay on Broadway and now The Lion King has proved it's a king on the road, too.
Disney Theatrical Productions said Wednesday that the show's total touring box office gross in North America has reached $1 billion. Producers estimate that more than 15 million theatregoers in over 70 cities across North America have seen the show since 2002.
Says Jack Eldon, a vice-president at Disney Theatrical Productions: "We remain overwhelmed by the enduring response to the show and are enormously thankful to our patrons -- new and returning -- for their continued enthusiasm and support."
It reached its milestone quickly. Three national tours of The Phantom of the Opera have grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales but the first kicked off in 1989.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 12, 2013 D2
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