NYC subway commuters treated to performance of 'Circle of Life' by 'Lion King' Broadway cast (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

The cast of Broadway’s The Lion King surprised subway passengers in New York City with a performance of the classic “Circle of Life.”

Some jaded New Yorkers were treated to an acoustic rendition of the song while riding the A train, departing from the Columbus Circle stop.

The Daily News notes the incident took place on June 28, but it wasn’t uploaded to YouTube until this week. Some subway riders were noticeably intrigued and others kept the headphones in their ears to ignore it.

By the end, the cast, who tried to blend in by separating and busying themselves with books and their cell phones, received a round of applause for their musical efforts.

One of the cast members of the Tony award winning show, Jamal Lee Harris, uploaded it on Tuesday, noting they were on a break in between the matinee and nighttime showing of the play.

“Last year, the NYC subway served over 1 billion riders, and last year, 'The Lion King' became Broadway's first $1 billion show,” he wrote.

photo: YouTube screenshot/Jamal Lee Harris

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