Broadway In Hollywood has announced its 2020-2021 Season. Seven blockbuster shows in two iconic theatres will be a part of the season.
Included in this announcement are two Disney shows. After eight years, Disney’s “The Lion King” is making its triumphant return to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! This engagement will mark the show’s fourth time at the historic theatre June 25 – September 5, 2021!
“The Lion King” musical is based on the 1994 animated feature of the same name. It features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi.
Additional music and lyrics were written by Leno M, Mark Mancini, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taylor, and Hans Zimmer. The show was originally directed by Julie Taymor, and features actors in animal costumes as well as giant hollow puppets.
In addition to “The Lion King,” another Disney musical will be also be a part of the Broadway In Hollywood 2020-2021 season. A love story “Written In The Stars,” “Aida” will be gracing the stage of the Dolby Theatre May 13 – June 5, 2021. With a Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning score by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice, “Aida” is on tour for the first time since 2003!
The show is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian language opera of the same name. The musical originated from a children’s storybook version of Verdi’s opera written by soprano Leontyne Price.
The Walt Disney Company acquired the book rights in 1994 for a proposed animated feature film. However, Elton John chose not to pursue another animated project after “The Lion King” so Disney executives suggested a Broadway adaptation instead.
“Aida” is a compelling tale of star-crossed lovers belonging to feuding nations, and torn between their conflicted loyalties to their countries and to each other.
With its stirring contemporary score and its powerful love story, “Aida” reveals that we have the power to change history, but only when we make brave choices and embrace our destiny.
Tickets for “The Lion King” and “Aida,” as well as the other five shows being presented during the 2020-2021 Broadway In Hollywood season are on sale now at broadwayinhollywood.com.