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The Lion King – Nashville, TN – TPAC – May 7th – June 2nd 2013

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    Posted on 5/9/2013

    The Lion King
    For those Broadway musical lovers, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN, will host one of the best and most popular performances as the Broadway tour of The Lion King stops for an extensive engagement from May 7th through June 2nd, 2013.  Read the press release and make sure to purchase your tickets to see this spectacular tour.

    NASHVILLE, TN (February 4, 2013) – Disney Theatrical Productions and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Nashville’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the stage at TPAC’sAndrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday, May 7 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, June 2. The opening night is Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show’s six-week premiere engagement in 2006 played a sold-out run at TPAC.

    The Lion King In Nashville, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Sunday with two shows on Saturdays and Sundays. See show schedule for curtain times. Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Friday, February 8, tickets will be available at the TPAC Box Office in downtown Nashville and online at To charge tickets, call (615) 782-4040. Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling (615) 782-4060.

    Ticket buyers are reminded that the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances of THE LION KING in Nashville. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid.

    The Lion King The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $983 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its Nashville return at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

    Among the most successful titles in entertainment history, with a cumulative gross in excess of $5 billion, the title has already earned more than the biggest hit films in movie history: more than the Lord of the Rings trilogy combined, more than the six Star Wars films combined, and more than Avatar and Titanic, the #1 and #2 highest-grossing films in movie history, combined.

    The Lion King With eight productions currently playing around the world, it will make its South American and Portuguese language debut when it begins performances in Sao Paolo, Brazil in February 2013.  With that production, THE LION KING’s 21 productions will have played in 98 cities in 16 countries on every continent except Antarctica.

    As it enters its 16th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant, and one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 20 global productions have been seen by more than 66 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 96 years.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into seven different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese), THE LIONKING can currently be seen on Broadway and on tour across North America, in Tokyo and on tour in Japan, in London’s West End and on tour throughout the UK, and in Hamburg and Madrid.

    The Lion King THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony® Awards:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

    The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.  The first woman to win a Tony® Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show in Las Vegas, Madrid and the UK tour and just completed casting the Brazilian production in Sao Paolo.

    The Lion King The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”

    The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as associate producer.

    For more information worldwide, visit

    TPACThe Nashville engagement of THE LION KING is presented by arrangement with TPAC and is a subscription offering of the HCA/Tri-Star 2012-13 Broadway Series.

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