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Nick Cordileone (Timon) & John E. Brady (Pumbaa). ©Disney.  Photo by Matthew Murphy

We talk with John E. Brady about playing Pumba in the North American tour of Disney's The Lion King!

WHO: Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center
WHAT: Disney’s The Lion King
WHEN: July 11 – August 4, 2024 Tues – Thurs at 7:30pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 2 & 8pm | Sun at 1 & 6:30pm Additional 1:00pm matinee on Thursday, July 11
WHERE: The Hobby Center | 800 Bagby Street | Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS: Start at $35. Available online at www.TheHobbyCenter.org or www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com, and in person at the Hobby Center Box Office (800
Bagby, Houston, TX 77002). Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call (888) 451-5986 or e-mail houston.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Disney’s The Lion King, the #1 musical in the world returning to Houston for a 4-week engagement. The Tony®-award winning musical playing the Hobby Center Tuesday, July 11, 2024 through Sunday, August 4, 2024 as part of the Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center 2023-2024 Season.

Celebrating 25 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 28 global productions have been seen by over 112 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Group, under the direction of Andrew Flatt, Anne Quart, and Thomas Schumacher, The Lion King has made theatrical history with three productions worldwide running 20 or more years and two others running 25 or more years.

Performed over its lifetime in nine different languages (English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Paris; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Sao Paulo and on tour across North America and the U.K. & Ireland for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 24 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.