Disney Theatrical Group and Stage Entertainment proudly announce the landmark musical event The Lion King will open tonight at the Lope de Vega Theatre in Madrid, Spain. This open-ended engagement will join the seven other highly successful companies of The Lion King around the world in New York, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Singapore and a North American Tour.
The Madrid premiere is the show's nineteenth production and the first-ever Lion King to be performed in Spanish. Original director Julie Taymor worked closely with the company – comprised of actors from around the world - to recreate her Tony® Award-winning vision. The show has already broken records for the largest advance sale of tickets in the history of Spanish theatre; to date over 100,000 have been sold.