The Lion King is undeniably one of the most popular—and successful—shows on Broadway. So successful that producers estimate that it has attracted more than 15 million audience members in 70 cities since 2002.
But as of yesterday, the Broadway breakout has reached a new milestone: $1 billion in sales at the box office.
“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,”
said Jack Eldon, Vice President of Disney Theatrical Productions.