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Lion King celebrates 15 years on Broadway

Lebo M is proud and overwhelmed as Lion King marks 15 years on Broadway.

Lebo M is proud and overwhelmed as Lion King marks 15 years on Broadway in November. Picture: SAPA

NEW YORK - The success story behind one of the world's most popular musicals will soon be revealed.

Producer Lebo M is working on The King and Us, which will tell the story of the Lion King - which celebrated 15 years on Broadway on Sunday.

In vibrant Times Square, yellow billboards advertise the show as one of New York's main attractions.

Producer and composer Lebo M yesterday said _Lion King _exceeded all his expectations.

"It doesn't dawn until three years later, five years later - in this case 15 years later - that we are part of the DNA of New York and [international theatre].

The show has brought in over $7.4 billion for Disney.

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