'The Lion King' Returns to Cleveland Next Summer


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The Lion King fans can get their dose of "Hakuna Matata" next summer, when the Tony-award winning musical returns to Playhouse Square after a six-year absence.

The third-longest-running show on Broadway, The Lion King features life-size puppets of the classic characters, which earned director and costume designer Julie Taymor her first Tony in 1998, along with Elton John and Tim Rice's legendary music. The musical takes another step away from the animated Disney classic film with the inclusion of six indigenous African languages spoken and sung throughout the show.

The musical is the latest addition to the 2018-2019 KeyBank Broadway series. Here's what's already been announced:

Oct. 2-21 Hello, Dolly!
Oct. 28-Nov. 18 Les Miserables
Jan. 29-Feb. 17 Miss Saigon
March 5-24 School of Rock
April 23-May 12 A Bronx Tale
June 11-30 Dear Evan Hansen
July 9-28 Come From Away

Beginning Aug.7, 2019, The Lion King will run for four weeks at the KeyBank State Theatre and conclude on Sept. 1. Season tickets to see The Lion King and more are available starting Oct. 8. Single-show tickets for The Lion King go on sale this spring. Learn more about ticketing here.

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