A wild shock! The Lion King musical is celebrating its 20th anniversary this yr, and to conclude the celebrations, Elton John shocked attendees on Sunday, November 5, by singing “Circle of Life” on the finish of the present.
After the curtain name, the “Tiny Dancer” singer took the stage on the Minskoff Theatre surrounded by the forged to carry out the Oscar-nominated music. The observe was initially composed by the music legend, and it went on to function the Disney film’s opening music in 1994 after which because the musical’s opening quantity.
A clip of the particular second was shared on the Disney On Broadway’s YouTube web page, together with a message thanking everybody for the previous 20 years: “Tonight we celebrated 20 years on Broadway with a few of our closest household and pals, together with Julie Taymor and the whole inventive crew, over 100 forged alumni and a shock efficiency by the one and solely Sir Elton John.”
They added: “We ship our love and gratitude to all of you who helped get us to this second.”
Director-designer Julie Taymor, the inventive crew, members of the Disney Theatrical Productions and authentic forged members have been in attendance throughout the celebration, together with Heather Headley, Christopher Jackson, Kevin Cahoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Max Casella, Tom Alan Robbins, Sheila Gibbs and Christine Yasunaga.
The Broadway manufacturing is becoming a member of different reveals which have reached the 20-year mark, together with The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. As of October 29, the Disney Broadway present has had greater than eight,300 performances since its doorways first opened in November of 1997 on the New Amsterdam Theatre.
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