‘Lion King’ cast takes ‘Circle of Life’ performance to an NYC subway

Elton John should be so proud.


Brendan O'Connor


Published Aug 7, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:39 pm CDT

Cast members from the insanely successful Broadway musical The Lion King took to the New York City subway earlier this summer to serenade riders with one of the show’s iconic numbers.

Earlier this spring, remember, the cast of the Australian production pulled a similar stunt. Theater kids, man.

The subway stunt appears to have gone over relatively well. New Yorkers are mostly aloof towards subway performers, though the cast members seem to have wisely chosen to get on the train around 59th Street in Manhattan—an area heavily trafficked by tourists and other people easily amused by things.

H/T The Grio | Image via Eric Kilby/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2014, 3:32 pm CDT