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San Francisco: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ sets new house record at Orpheum

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date.

Buyi Zama as “Rafiki” in the opening number “The Circle of Life” from ‘The Lion King’.

Organizers have announced that the North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King has broken the SHN Orpheum Theatre box office record for the highest grossing week of a Broadway engagement, grossing $1,674,059 for eight performances the week ending November 25.

This marks the first time the record has been broken since January 30, 2010. Tickets are still available for the remaining seven weeks of the San Francisco return engagement, which concludes on January 13, 2013, with best availability on weeknights and during the holidays.

Now entering its 16th year, the the award-winning musical (six Tony Awards in 1998) also reigned on Broadway where it grossed $2,125,561 at the Minskoff Theatre last week, a house record for an eight-performance week.

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, the show makes its San Francisco return at the SHN Orpheum Theatre.

San Francisco Bay Area Arts and CultureDisney’s The Lion King

San Francisco – Orpheum Theatre

November 1 – January 13, 2013

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“Lionesses Dance”

Syndee Winters as “Nala” and “The Lionesses” in “Shadowland.”

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus