Looking for the perfect show that the whole family can enjoy? Well look no further than Disney's The Lion King. Winner of six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical The Lion King is one of Broadway's most beloved shows of all time. Not to mention one of it's most successful. In fact since it opened at in November 1997 it has continued to rank in the top five grossing shows week in and week out. Not bad for a show that opened over thirteen years ago. Now those of you who read my blogs know how I feel about Disney. Now while I loved their movies when I was a kid I have no desire to see them brought to life on a Broadway stage.
That's just how I feel. However I know that without shows like The Lion King and Mary Poppins there would be fewer people coming to Broadway. That means fewer people buying tickets and I would be out of a job. Now you don't want that to happen do you? The truth is no matter how I feel Disney is good for Broadway. I mean let's face if it wasn't for them most kids might never have had the chance to experience one of the greatest things in the world. Seeing a Disney show was their first time to feel the magic that is live theatre. For that they should be commended. Let's face it. Disney is here to stay my friends. Not even I can change that. Until next time theatre fans.
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