The old saying goes, “the show must go on,” but unfortunately that saying doesn’t hold up to heavy snow. The Great White Way is being shut down by a the great white cold stuff this weekend. First Disney shut down all Saturday, Jan 23 performances of Disney’s 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin,' and now the rest of Broadway has followed their lead. The Broadway League has annoused that all evening and matinee shows have been canceled for the safety of crews, performances and audiences. All performances are expected to resume on Sunday, Jan 24.
Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey will make cameo appearances at a special performance as the musical becomes the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.
As 'The Lion King' continues its reign over Broadway, Disney Theatricals keeps up the pace with an ongoing series of musical adaptations of its hit movies. Next up, look for 'Jungle Book' and 'Frozen.'
Broadway production of Walt Disney's 'Lion King' extended its booking to November 17, 2013.