“The Lion King” Broadway Show Announces Live Stream of Opening Number
As Broadway continues to reopen this month, the cast of the Tony Award-winning “The Lion King” announced quite a suprirse today on TikTok. When the show reopens on Tuesday, fans can tune into @disneyonbroadway on TikTok at 7 p.m. for a live stream of the show’s awe-inspiring opening number, “The Circle of Life,” during the show’s first performance in over 18 months.
@disneyonbroadwayIt is time. Join us on September 14th for a special live stream of our first performance! 🦁 #thelionkingbroadway♬ original sound – Disney on Broadway
Adrienne Walker, who plays Nala currently in the production, made the big announcement today. Originally hailing from Jonesboro, Georgia, Walker attended Spelman College in Atlanta before furthering her studies at the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts. She made her triumphant Broadway debut as the powerful lioness in 2016.
Walker did take a brief leave from the show to play Hattie in the 2019 Broadway revival of “Kiss Me Kate,” which starred Kelli O’hara and Corbin Bleu, who starred in Disney’s High School Musical, according to Walker’s bio.
Live Stream Details
“The Lion King” reopens with the vast majority of its cast returing to the Minskoff Theatre and introduces Broadway audiences to a few new faces as well. The show closed temporarily on March 12, 2020 due to then-New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s order. All of Broadway closed that day to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The livestream will air exclusively on TikTok beginning at 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Sept. 14th. Walker will host a preshow in which she shares backstage information about getting ready for the show on a daily basis, according to Disney Parks Blog.
In addition to thrilling audiences at home, the TikTok LIVE event also will support The Actors Fund, a movement that has helped more than 16,600 people by providing over $22.6 million in financial aid since Broadway closed, according to the Disney Parks Blog article.
Be prepared! This is one live streaming event that is sure to wow.
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