Following on from the success of “Encanto At The Hollywood Bowl”, Disney is returning to the iconic location for two nights to perform and film, “The Lion King At The Hollywood Bowl”, to celebrate the 30-year evolution of “The Lion King,” from the original 1994 animated film to the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical to the 2019 dramatic live-action film.

In “Disney’s The Lion King at the Hollywood Bowl,” fans will experience life in the Pride Lands as a full orchestra performs Hans Zimmer’s rousing Oscar-winning musical score led by conductor Sarah Hicks. Immersive live performances of the beloved songs written by Sir Elton John and lyricist Sir Tim Rice — including “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (Academy Award for Original Song), “Circle Of Life,” “Be Prepared” and “Hakuna Matata” — will be performed by the original cast members, Oscar winner Jeremy Irons (Scar, 1994), Oscar and Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Timon, 1994), Billy Eichner (Timon, 2019), Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa, 1994) and Jason Weaver (Young Simba, 1994).

Special guests include Bradley Gibson and Heather Headley (Simba and Nala, respectively, in the Broadway stage production) and recent EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson. Cast will perform select numbers for the first time at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring the Broadway show’s award-winning and artistically acclaimed costumes, set design and innovative puppetry.

The special will also see Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, making her Hollywood bowl debut along with Tony and GRAMMYAward-winning Broadway star Heather Headley and Grammy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and the voice and spirit of “The Lion King”, Lebo M.  Jennifer Hudson will also be making a special guest appearance.

The event will be taking place on May 24th and May 25th at the Hollywood Bowl and tickets are available to buy now.

Emmy Award-winning Disney Branded Television and Fulwell 73 Productions are reuniting to capture the magic of these performances in the second music concert installment in their franchise, with the Disney+ Original special “The Lion King at the Hollywood Bowl” which will stream on the platform at a later date.

Roger’s POV:  With the upcoming release of “Mufusa”, it makes total sense for Disney to lean in on the 30th anniversary, and I think these events being filmed for Disney+ are perfect since it’s likely the ticket sales for this event alone will make a profit and filming a special event based on a popular franchise is just win-win.  Plus I’m a huge fan of “The Lion King” so any excuse to hear these amazing songs again are welcome.

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Roger Palmer

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