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Timely boost for Thai fans as “Lion King” smashes records

Jul 30. 2019
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By The Nation

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“The Lion King” live-action remake has taken just 10 days to break the global box office records of the original 1994 animated film.

The new film has been a smash hit around the world, stacking up $616 million revenue (Bt18.99 billion) against the cartoon version's $545 million.

In its main market, the United States, it is also fast catching up with the original, so far netting $351 million against its predecessor’s $422 million but it is certain to overtake that soon.

All of this adds extra excitement for Thai audiences because the upcoming Bangkok season of “The Lion King” musical will be live on stage this September at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre.

One of the most successful musicals in history, “The Lion King” is on its way to Thailand for the first time for an exclusive season of performances running from September 14 to October 27. 

The production has established a new level of artistry for musical theatre, from the staging, costumes and choreographym which are reminiscent of the vast African landscape, as well as its distinctive animal characters. The musical is also shaped by African music, language and arts.

Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 global productions of theatrical show have been seen by 100 million people. The show has played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica. “The Lion King” won six 1998 Tony Awards and has also earned more than 70 major arts awards.

Ticket prices for “The Lion King” musical live in Bangkok start at Bt1,500 and are now available at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets and at www.thaiticketmajor.com.

 For more information, please call (02) 262 3838. For further updates on “The Lion King” musical in Thailand, please log on to www.bectero.com or check out either www.facebook.com/bectero or www.facebook.com/TheLionKingTH.

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