Disney on Broadway’s The Lion King and Aladdin have cancelled all performances until January 2021 at the direction of government officials.

What’s happening:

  • Disney on Broadway has revealed that performances of The Lion King and Aladdin have been cancelled until January 3, 2021.
  • The company Tweeted the news indicating that these cancellations come under the direction of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

  • Broadway venues have been closed since mid March as the city went into lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Broadway theaters aren’t the only playhouses to be affected by the current climate. Just a few weeks ago, London’s West End—where Mary Poppins is playing, among others—announced their shows were cancelled until 2021.
  • While these temporary theater closings are disappointing, not all is a loss. Fans can get their Broadway fix  when Hamilton comes to Disney+ on July 3rd. The live filmed version of the musical features the original cast and promises every viewer the best seat in the house.

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