Disney's Lion King musical is the highest-grossing Broadway show of all time…
Since its opening on Nov. 13, 1997, The Lion King has earned $1,539,318,552 and counting. The average ticket price is $104.29, and the top ticket price is $251.25. So far, there have been 8,793+ performances of The Lion King, and it’s drawn raves from publications including The New York Times, which said, “There is simply nothing else like it.” It has earned 70 major theater awards internationally and is the third-longest-running Broadway show of all time.
…but Hamilton is catching up quick!
The most expensive ticket for Hamilton was $998, although it is difficult to pin down a price due to resales, lotteries, and other premiums. Overall, it has been described as Broadway’s most expensive show of all time, with an average ticket price of $236.10. Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony award nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical.
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