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Tuesday, 08 June 2010 16:12

THE LION KING Hosts Broadway Bachelor Competition

DISNEY’S THE LION KING
HOSTS BROADWAY BACHELOR COMPETITION FOR
ALI FEDOTOWSKY
ON SIXTH EDITION OF ABC’S “THE BACHELORETTE”

“THE LION KING” BROADWAY DATE AIRS MONDAY, JUNE 14, ON ABC

NEW YORK (Tuesday, June 8, 2010) - Ali Fedotowsky , star of the sixth edition of “The Bachelorette,” the female version of ABC’s hit romance reality series, will be joined by seven bachelors for a group date at Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical event, THE LION KING.  The special “Broadway” date episode airs Monday, June 14 (8:00pm EST), on the ABC Television Network.

In week four, Ali’s hunt for her soul mate includes a special trip to New York City where her Manhattan adventure starts at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, home of THE LION KING. Together with Thomas Schumacher (president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions) and members of THE LION KING creative team, Ali auditions the men to try and sing and dance their way into her heart with the hopes of being chosen to make his Broadway debut with her in that night’s performance of the landmark musical.

ABOUT THE LION KING

THE LION KING continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. THE LION KING is the eighth longest-running musical in Broadway history and the first American musical in history to welcome 50 million guests worldwide.  Now in its 13 th smash year, THE LION KING officially opened on November 13, 1997 and has consistently been among Broadway’s top five grossing shows.  In addition to Broadway and a North American tour, THE LION KING can also be seen on stage in London, Hamburg, Paris, Tokyo and Las Vegas.  For tickets and more information, visit online at www.LionKing.com .

ABOUT “THE BACHELORETTE”

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with stereo sound. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

EDITOR NOTE

Episodes of “The Bachelorette” will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.  Photos of “The Bachelorette” at THE LION KING will be available at www.abcmedianet.com

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