20 years after its debut, the Lion King musical still draws large crowds

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LIONKINGMUSICAL Actors from the musical ‘The Lion King’ perform during the live broadcast of the German TV show ‘Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel’ in Dortmund, western Germany. (AFP)

The Broadway musical, The Lion King, is still drawing crowds 20 years after it debuted.

The story of a young lion cub has brought the magic of Africa to stages around the world, including New York.

And it has brought many African actors to the United States.

CGTN’s Liling Tan reports on the musical’s impact.


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