Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King On Sale at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse

Performances Begin on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Play for Three Weeks Through Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Landmark Theatre

(Syracuse, NY) Disney Theatrical Productions and Famous Artists announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King went on sale to the public on Monday, June 5 at 10am.  Disney’s The Lion King will leap onto the Landmark Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 26 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, Nov. 12.

Beginning Monday, June 5 tickets will be available at the Landmark Theatre Box Office and online at BroadwayInSyracuse.com.  To charge tickets, call 1-866-870-2717.  Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling Famous Artists at 315-424-8210.  Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

Ticket buyers are reminded that Landmark Theatre and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Landmark Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Landmark Theatre is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

As previously announced, The Lion King North American tour will unveil a newly-configured production, which will launch in Syracuse, allowing the tour to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which previously couldn’t accommodate the show.  In addition to the three weeks of performances, the production will spend five weeks in Syracuse perfecting these technical changes.  During that process, a large contingent of crew members, actors and technicians – alongside members of the show’s award-winning creative team – will live and work in Syracuse.

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers.  Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly makes its Syracuse return.

 

About The Lion King

In its 20th year, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people.  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.  Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai, Scheveningen, Sapporo and on tour across North America, for a total of ten productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

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 around the world.

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 co-producer.

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

The Syracuse engagement of The Lion King is presented by arrangement with Famous Artists and is a subscription offering of the Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series Broadway in Syracuse.   The Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series is sponsored by Y94 and News Channel 9.

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, October 26                                    7:30 PM

Friday, October 27                                         8:00 PM

Saturday, October 28                                     8:00 PM

Sunday, October 29                                       6:30 PM

Monday, October 30                                      7:30 PM

Wednesday, November 1                               7:30 PM

Thursday, November 2                                   7:30 PM

Friday, November 3                                       8:00 PM

Saturday, November 4                             2:00 & 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 5                               1:00 & 6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 7                                    7:30 PM

Wednesday, November 8                               7:30 PM

Thursday, November 9                             2:00 & 7:30 PM

Friday, November 10                                     8:00 PM

Saturday, November 11                          2:00* & 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 12                                   1:00 PM

*ASL performance

For more information, visit BroadwayInSyracuse.com.