Broadway is back! Disney on Broadway has announced return dates for their productions of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” as the lights turn back on at The Great White Way.
“The Lion King” will return to the Minskoff Theater on Sept. 14, 2021, while “Aladdin” will resume at the New Amsterdam Theater on Sept. 28, 2021. Tickets are now on sale, as well.
With the return of Disney on Broadway, a handful of added benefits are also being introduced to offer guests greater flexibility in their Broadway experience.
These benefits include:
- Disney paying 100% of Ticketmaster service and order fees on performances through Aug. 7, 2022
- Ability to exchange or cancel tickets at no charge up to and including the day of the show, available for performances through Aug. 7, 2022
- Double the Magic, a two-show package, starting at $149 total, available through July 1, 2021
Broadway has traditionally offered only two purchase models: advance purchase, ensuring performance date and seat location but no flexibility when plans change; or last-minute options like TKTS and lotteries, which offer a greater value but hinders advance planning.
“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 of 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 Sept. 14 return of Broadway, earmarked by “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” and “Wicked,” was announced this morning on “Good Morning America.” Beyond Broadway, the North American tours of “The Lion King” and “Frozen,” as well as international productions of five titles will be among the 20+ Disney Theatrical productions resuming performances in nine countries on four continents this year.
The New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres will follow New York State and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of actors, crew, theatre employees, and attendees. As public health conditions and state guidelines change, the theatres will remain flexible and adapt protocols as needed, like face coverings, health screening, enhanced air filtration and ventilation, and rigorous cleaning and disinfection.