Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Lion King On Broadway

Can you believe that The Lion King has been on Broadway for over twelve years? Being not what you would call a "fan" of Disney I expected it to be a modest hit that if lucky would run a few years and that would be it. Once again I was wrong. There is no stopping the Mouse. Now no matter how I may feel about the show or it's producers there is no stopping them. I mean look at their track record.

Beauty and the Beast ran on Broadway for over twelve years and spawned successful productions all around the world. Aida enjoyed a four year run and won three Tony Awards including Best Score. Now while both Tarzan and The Little Mermaid were not as successful their production of Mary Poppins continues to do great business not only on Broadway but Nationwide as well.

Now I myself have never seen The Lion King. I take that back. I did see Act One and left after intermission. The show just wasn't for me. Regardless how I feel the show is going to be here for a very long time. I can't control that. All I can do is embrace the fact that without it and other shows I would be without a job. Now you don't want that do you? Where else would you be able to read such fascinating blogs each and every week? Don't worry. I'm not going any where. That is unless Disney takes over all of Broadway. Stranger things have happened. Until next time theatre fans.

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