The roar of the lion awoke New York City subway as the performers from the incredible The Lion King stage show.
During a break between shows, the Broadway cast of “The Lion King” decided to surprise their unsuspecting fellow straphangers with an a cappella performance. It is known that about 30 cast members boarded a train and broke into song.
The Minskoff Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 1515 Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. It is currently home to the musical The Lion King, based on the Disney animated film of the same name.
To the video, as a woman who’d been reading a book suddenly bursts into the iconic opening lines of “The Circle of Life.” Then several other commuters who initially appeared to be normal passengers join to sing along.
A woman who’d been reading a book suddenly bursts into the iconic opening lines of “The Circle of Life.”
Last year, “The Lion King” became Broadway’s first $1 billion show. To commemorate the milestone, cast members decided to honor the New York City subway, which served more than 1 billion commuters in 2017.
Several other commuters who initially appeared to be normal passengers join the joyful singalong.
This subway performance wasn’t the first time a “Lion King” cast surprised commuters on public transportation. The Brisbane cast of “The Lion King” delighted Virgin Australia Airlines passengers by hitting their “Circle of Life” high notes up in the air.
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind.
Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss. And “Circle of Life” is the main song of this movie.