The Lion King has biggest one-day sale this century

The Lion King has biggest one-day sale this century


norman lebrecht

May 12, 2021

Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked, will return to Broadway on September 14.

Together, these three have sold 176 million tickets.

Today, the Lion King had its biggest box-office sale in 24 years.


  • David Rowe says:

    Wow. Presumably a clear indicator of strong pent-up demand, which I expect extends well beyond Broadway. If Broadway is fully back in September, all performing arts can be too. Let’s be sure our sector is preparing for success – dream big, fellow arts professionals!

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Pabulum for the masses.

    • V.Lind says:

      Don’t be such a bloody snob. I have no interest in seeing these shows either, but I do not sneer at those who do. Musical theatre is a genre, and from people who have seen them, I understand they are beautifully staged, well-performed shows with some very agreeable popular music. Life IS a cabaret, old chum…