The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’S ‘The Lion King,’ The Musical Event, Coming To Shanghai Disney Resort

Boston, MA 06/17/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions on June 16, 2014 announced that ‘The Lion King,’ the landmark musical event of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was coming to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Shanghai.

Special Highlights

The event will be held at the Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Grand Theatre, which is the new and top-notch 1200-seat Broadway-style theatre situated at the retail, dining and entertainment area of the Shanghai Disney Resort. This area at present is under construction and is just next to the Shanghai Disneyland Park.

This is said to be the first production of ‘The Lion King’ ever, just as seen by the audience on Broadway as well as in all the productions across the length and breadth of the world.

About ‘The Lion King’

  • The Lion King is the special musical event of Disney.
  • It is the archetypical Julie Taymor production, which is seen like the one on Broadway as well as other production podiums.
  • This will be the Earth’s first ever production of The Lion King in Shanghai.

Statement From The General Manager Of Shanghai Disney Resort

The General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, Mike Crawford said that they were thrilled that The Lion King was coming to Shanghai Disney Resort. He added that working along with Disney Theatrical Productions for having the first and most successful popular stage musical event of the world in Mandarin will offer a centerpeice for their own special under-construction area. He further added that the event would be an opportunity for everyone who is living or travelling to Shanghai during this time.

Statement From President And Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions

The President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher said that it was very exciting to premier The Lion King at the Shanghai’s new theatre and it also marks the first collaboration of their company with their partners at Disney Parks and Resorts. The event, he said, will bring forth the singular theatrical vision of Julie Taymor to life.

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