Disney's The Lion King Adds Two More Weeks To The Manila Season
posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:00 AM
The producers of the international tour of Disney’s THE LION KING are thrilled to announce that the Manila season has been extended by an additional two weeks. New seats have just been released and are now available for purchase through TicketWorld.
THE LION KING is presented by Michael Cassel Group and Concertus Manila in association with Disney Theatrical Productions and will now run from 18 March to 6 May 2018. The Manila production’s presenting sponsors are Globe and Visa.
"Undeniably, there's a lot of excitement for Disney's THE LION KING in Manila and the demand for tickets only continues to grow. We are thrilled to announce that we will be adding two more weeks to the season,” said Joey Verzo, Managing Director of Concertus Manila.
Last year, producers revealed that THE LION KING smashed Manila’s box office records on day one of the priority booking period, selling over 14,000 tickets and eclipsing the previous record of a single day of sales for a theatrical production.
The international tour of this landmark musical event will begin performances in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire on 18 March 2018.
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ABOUT THE LION KING
In its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is the only show in history to generate six productions worldwide running 15 or more years. Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway, London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sapporo, Madrid, Mexico City, Scheveningen, Holland, and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played over 100 cities in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony® Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony Award® for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.
The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”
The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include: Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), Anthony Lyn (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as co-producer.
For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com
ABOUT MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP
The Michael Cassel Group is a live entertainment company formed to produce, create and present the world’s greatest musical and theatrical productions, live entertainment experiences, marquee events and concert attractions.
Current productions include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and the forthcoming productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (opening January 2018) and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (opening early 2019).
The company will produce the international tour of Disney’s THE LION KING from March 2018. Previous productions include Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Singin’ In The Rain and Lea Salonga in Concert.
In addition to the group’s theatrical interests, the company represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, former Olympian and global sporting administrator, Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and media personality, Sami Lukis.
For more information, visit michaelcassel.com
ABOUT CONCERTUS MANILA
Founded in 2004, Concertus Manila is one of the leading promoters of live entertainment in the Philippines.
The company focuses on providing high-calibre shows that elevate the entertainment scene year after year.
They are a full-service concert and event production company with a reputation for excellence, creativity and passion, they have presented numerous concerts, musical and theatrical events as well as corporate events.
Concertus Manila partners with foreign producers and treats Filipinos to world-class musicals and shows like CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, STOMP, Chicago, Singin’ In The Rain, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music.