Disney Announces Dates for Return of The Lion King and Aladdin to Broadway

Broadway is reopening this September in New York City. Today it was announced on Good Morning America that on September 14th the lights will again be up for Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked. Both Disney’s The Lion King and Disney’s Aladdin will be returning to the stage in September. The Lion King will be reopening at Broadway’s Minskoff’s Theater starting September 14, 2021. Aladdin will make its Broadway return to The New Amsterdam Theater on September 28, 2021. Tickets for both are available now at disneyonbroadway.com.

Along with the return of these shows to Broadway, Disney is also offering several benefits for guests to have flexibility with their Broadway going experience. These benefits include:

DISNEY PAYS YOUR FEES

There are no extra per-ticket service charges on Ticketmaster. Pay only the ticket face value.  Available for performances through August 7, 2022.

FREE CHANGES and CANCELLATIONS UP TO DAY OF PERFORMANCE

If you cannot attend your performance, exchanges and refunds are free. Available for performances through August 7, 2022.

DOUBLE THE MAGIC

Celebrate the return of Disney on Broadway by purchasing a ticket to both shows for one special rate, as low as $149 total. Available through July 1, 2021.

With each Double the Magic package purchased, you’ll receive one ticket to THE LION KING and one ticket to ALADDIN in the seating section you choose. If you don’t know yet when you want to join us, no problem. You can choose your performance dates any time after purchase and get personalized concierge service to secure your best seats. You’ll fill out a simple form when you are ready and we will take care of the rest.

Our other policies apply to your Double the Magic purchase as well:

  • Disney Pays Your Fees – No Ticketmaster service charges. Pay only the price you see.
  • Free Change and Cancellations– If you cannot attend, exchanges and refunds are free.

The new benefits strive to give the perks of advance purchase and the flexibility of TKTS or show lotteries. More information about savings can be found at disneyonbroadway.com.

“After 18 months of being apart we are thrilled to welcome our audiences back and are proud to introduce these unique benefits to make buying Broadway tickets risk-free, flexible and affordable,” said Thomas Schumacher President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions. “Broadway’s reopening – before tourists fully return – will be the perfect time for us tri-staters to attend Broadway as shows will be more accessible than ever.”

The announcement for the return of Broadway on September 14th with Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked on Good Morning America showed the solidarity and commitment Broadway has to make a strong return for the industry.

Bringing people back into theaters on Broadway will also be done following New York State and CDC health and safety guidelines. This will ensure the safety of performers, production staff, theatre employees, and those in attendance. Both the New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres are committed to following these guidelines and adapting as needed. This will include following guidelines like face coverings, health screenings, enhanced air filtration and ventilation, and rigorous cleaning/disinfection. More details about the safety protocols for The Minskoff Theatre can be found at lionking.guide. More details about the safety protocols for The New Amsterdam Theatre can be found at aladdin.guide.

Along with reopening on Broadway, Norther American tours of The Lion King, Frozen, and other international productions of five other titles will be part of the 20+ Disney Theatrical productions that will be resuming performances in 2021. These performances will be happening in nine different countries and four continents later this year.

What do you think about live theater returning to Broadway, particularly these two shows? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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