The Lion King celebrated its 21st anniversary on Tuesday, November 13.
After 21 landmark years on Broadway, this continues to be among the most popular stage musicals in the world.
Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 95 million people. The Lion King has made theatrical history with six productions worldwide running 15 or more years.
Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions can currently be seen on Broadway; London's West End; Hamburg; Tokyo and Sapporo; Madrid; Scheveningen, Holland; Singapore; and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.
Having played over 100 cities in 20 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.