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'The Lion King' to surpass 'A Chorus Line' on Broadway
'The Lion King' to surpass 'A Chorus Line' on Broadway

"The Lion King" is set to roar past "A Chorus Line" on Wednesday to become the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.The Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor, has been playing for 14 years and nine months. It opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York in November 1997. It transferred to the Minskoff Theatre in 2006 where it continues to run."A Chorus Line" ran on Broadway from July 25, 1975, to April 28, 1990. It ran at the Public Theater in New York before transferring uptown. "The Phantom of the Opera" is the longest-running show in Broadway history at 22 years and counting. "Cats," "Les Miserables" and "Chicago" round out the second-, third- and fourth-longest-...

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