Broadway’s The Lion King has been delighting fans around the world ever since it premiered in New York City 20 years ago. In celebration of the historic anniversary, The Lion King will be giving away free tickets to their performance on the evening of Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm via a lottery system. The Cast and Crew of The Lion King is offering the free performance to thank New York City for being their home the past 20 years.
“Though it’s been seen around the world, The Lion King was born in New York City – from the studio in the Flatiron district where we rehearsed, to the Bronx shop where its sets were built, to its Broadway home in the heart of Times Square,” said Thomas Schumacher President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “This free performance is our chance to thank New York City for 20 years of loving support and we hope audiences who could otherwise not experience Julie Taymor’s glorious vision will join us to toast the show born here in their hometown.”
The lottery to win free tickets to the performance takes place on Sunday, November 12 at several locations throughout New York City. All entries into the lottery must be made in person at the following locations:
10am – 6pm Times Square on the plaza between 45th and 46th Streets. At the Times Square celebration, attendees will be able to enter the ticket lottery as well as participate in a number of The Lion King-themed activities including a shareable photo opportunity inspired by the show’s iconic ‘Circle of Life’ moment on Pride Rock, autographs with current cast members, and an up-close look at The Lion King’s award-winning masks and puppets.
12pm-4:30pm Queens Library, Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432)
12pm – 6pm New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center (310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458)
1pm – 5pm New York Public Library, Inwood Library (4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034)
1pm – 5pm New York Public Library, Todt Hill- Westerleigh Library (2550 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314)
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