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Elton John World News: Another Milestone For ''The King''

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Wednesday 14 March 2012 @ 16:08 - GMT

At 2 p.m. today, Elton and Tim Rice's Lion King becomes Broadway's 6th long-running show when it plays its 5,960th performance.

Directed by Julie Taymor who became the first woman to ever receive a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical The Lion King has become an international hit.

The musical has won over 30 major accolades. They include six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical; eight Drama Desk trophies; six Outer Critics Circle honours; and the Evening Standard Award for Best Theatrical Event.