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The Lion King has ruled at the storied Minskoff on Broadway since 1997 and is on tour as well, with top trending ticket sales worldwide on The touring cast wraps in Cleveland Sunday and performs in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Tempe, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto, and D.C. after a run in Charlotte starting August 6, 2013.

The Lion King, at the Minskoff on Broadway. A touring cast wraps in Cleveland Sunday and hits Pittsburgh, Dallas, Tempe and L.A, after playing in Charlotte from Aug. 6 to Sept. 1, 2013.

There’s no other way to say it. The Lion King rules. Originally released as an animated adventure by Walt Disney in 1994, it is now the highest-grossing hand-drawn film in history.

It also won two Oscars in music and a Golden Globe for Best Picture, with its songs by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice and original score by Hans Zimmer.

The current Broadway adaptation opened in 1997 and became the highest grossing Broadway show ever, with over $853.8 million in receipts as of April 2012. Now in its 16th year, the play has won six Tonys, including Best Musical, and continues to have an almost perfect 4.7 out of 5 rating from audiences and critics alike.

Plus it continues to play to over 100 percent capacity, with additional productions also running in London, Hamburg, Madrid and Tokyo. (Source:

Better still, The Lion King also has a touring production that is traveling across America. It is currently performing at the State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio through this Sunday August 4.

From there, the cast is booked for the Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 6 to September 1, 2013.

“The Lion King continues to be very popular with family audiences,” said Felina Martinez at online ticket marketplace “While the majority of the performances begin to sell out closer to their show date, we still have a great inventory of tickets available.”

“In fact, we’re proud to be able to offer theatre-goers the most comprehensive and continuously refreshed selection of Lion King tickets, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase,” said Martinez.

“To access the complete listing of Lion King tickets we now have available, customers can go to and search for The Lion King – then select their tickets,” said Martinez.

After performing in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 6 to September 1, the cast moves to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. from September 3 to 29; the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas from October 2 to 20; the Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, Arizona from October 22 to November 17; and the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California November 20 to January 12, 2014.

The production then travels to perform at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 14 to March 9; the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington March 11 to April 6; the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia April 10 to 27; the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada April 30 to June 15 and the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C. from June 17 through August 17, 2014.

According to reviewers, stage director Julie Taymor's genius lay in cutting the sentiment with healthy doses of vaudeville and music-hall humor, and in enlarging and strengthening the female roles. Plus, the inventive, brightly-plumed puppets of Taymor and Michael Curry - giant pachyderms, tiny shadows, stilt-walking giraffes, soaring birds, dancing grasslands – paint a dreamscape of jungle characters, adding to the wonder of the show.

Then there’s Elton John and Tim Rice's hit songs (including "Circle of Life, "Hakuna Matata," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), Hans Zimmer's Oscar-winning score, and Lebo M's outstanding choral arrangements.

And, of course, there’s the story. Ripe with influences from the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses, and plays Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it tells of the trials of Simba, a young lion who is to take his father Mufasa's place as king. However, after his uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba must stop his uncle from conquering the Pride Lands and avenge his father.

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