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Lion King turns 15 on Broadway

A special performance will take place in New York on Sunday night.

The musical contains songs from the film written by Elton John.

NEW YORK - The Lion King musical is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Broadway on Sunday night.

A special performance, featuring original cast member and composer Lebo M, will take place in New York.

Lebo M said the universal story is the reason for the Lion King's longevity.

"The theme of the Lion King is the universal language.

"It is an African/South African inspired project that has sustained itself beyond any product in the history on Broadway."

He said he was proud of where it all started.

"We've hired over 250 South Africans in the Lion Kings all over the world."

The show has brought in over $7,4 billion for Disney.

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