By MARK KENNEDY
NEW YORK - "The Lion King" has more reason to roar - it's on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion.
According to The Broadway League, the show ended last week with a 16-year gross of $999,267,836. It regularly pulls in between $1 million and $2 million a week over eight performances at the Minskoff Theatre.
The show, featuring the music of Elton John and Tim Rice, brought the 1994 animated Disney movie to life onstage in 1997. Director and designer Julie Taymor created the memorable costumes, puppetry and scenic design.
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