As of the matinee performance on October 31st, The Lion King has officially hit 7,486 performances on Broadway.
That makes it the third-longest running show in Broadway history. The position was previously held by Cats, which closed after 7,485 performances in 2000.
Ahead of The Lion King are the currently-running 1996 revival of Chicago in second place and the original 1988 Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera in first.
On February 21, 2010, the Elton/Tim Rice production became the eighth longest-running show in Broadway history when it played its 5,125th performance.