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‘Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ set Broadway return dates

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Today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced that “The Lion King” returns to Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre on Sept. 14, 2021, and will be among the first shows to resume performances; while “Aladdin” resumes performances at Broadway’s glorious New Amsterdam Theatre on Sept. 28, 2021. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.  

With the return of Disney on Broadway, Disney is also introducing a suite of added benefits that has been created with the guest experience in mind and offer a flexibility that’s unprecedented in Broadway history including:

  • Disney will pay 100 percent of Ticketmaster service and order fees for guests, who will pay only the ticket face value for performances through Aug. 7, 2022.
  • Guests will have the freedom to exchange or even cancel tickets at no charge up to and including the day of performance.
  • Disney is also introducing Double the Magic, a two-show package that offers the greatest savings with tickets for both shows starting at $149 total.

Previously, Broadway has traditionally offered its customers only two purchase models: advance purchase, ensuring performance date and seat location but offering no flexibility when plans change; or last-minute options such as TKTS or show lotteries, which offer greater value but preclude advance planning.

For the first time ever, Disney on Broadway is combining the best of both models to provide far greater flexibility to guests. Additional information, including how to purchase tickets, is available at  DisneyOnBroadway.com.

Beyond Broadway, the North American tours of “The Lion King” and “Frozen” and international productions of five titles will be among the 20+ Disney Theatrical productions resuming performances in nine countries on four continents in 2021.

The Sept. 14 return of Broadway — kicked off by “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” — was announced this morning in a joint appearance  on Good Morning America. This rare alliance between Broadway’s three highest profile hits sends a message that Broadway is united in its commitment to ending a devastating period of hardship for the tens of thousands who make their living directly on Broadway shows and the tens of thousands in dependent industries.

The New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres will follow New York State and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all actors, production staff, theatre employees and audience members.

As public health conditions and the State’s guidance for performing arts and live entertainment change, the theatres will remain flexible and adapt to applicable health protocols, such as face coverings, health screening, enhanced air filtration and ventilation and rigorous cleaning and disinfection.

For information on safety protocols at The Minskoff Theatre, visit lionking.guide. For information on safety protocols at The New Amsterdam Theatre, visit aladdin.guide.

Cat Grant

Catherine (Cat) Grant was a business-savvy media mogul who got her start working as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. Cat later became a gossip blogger and eventually the CEO of her own company, CatCo Worldwide Media, a multimedia entertainment and news conglomerate based out of National City. Years after her departure from CatCo, Cat has decided to take a cathartic journey back to her roots. Welcome back to Cat’s Corner.

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