First-Ever Spanish Language Production of “The Lion King” Opens in Madrid Tonight

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.