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Another Achievement For Elton's First Musical

Thursday 11 July 2013 @ 16:07 - GMT

It's a mainstay on Broadway and now The Lion King has proved to be a king on the road, too.

Disney Theatrical Productions said Wednesday that the show's total touring box office gross in North America has reached $1 billion. Producers estimate that more than 15 million theatergoers in over 70 cities across North America have seen the show since 2002.

Says Jack Eldon, a vice president at Disney Theatrical Productions: "We remain overwhelmed by the enduring response to the show and are enormously thankful to our patrons - new and returning - for their continued enthusiasm and support."

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