Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell of TV's The Bachelor celebrated their run on the show — and their engagement — with a trip to Disney's The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre on March 17. Following the show, Higgins and Bushnell met the cast backstage.

The Lion King welcomes Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell of TV's The Bachelor.
The Lion King welcomes Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell of TV's The Bachelor.
(photo courtesy of the production)

Julie Taymor's production, with a score by Elton John and Tim Rice and a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, opened November 13, 1997, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, before transferring to the Minskoff in 2006. The musical, inspired by the 1994 film of the same title, has since played over 7,000 performances and is the highest-grossing property in the history of the entertainment industry.

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