By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Broadway cast of “The Lion King” returned with a soul-stirring rehearsal.

Video shows Tshidi Mayne leading the ensemble in a performance of “Circle of Life,” the show’s moving opening number.

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It was the cast’s first rehearsal after being apart since March 2020.

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The musical premiered on Broadway in November 1997 and won six Tony Awards.

Performances resume Sept. 14.

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For a list of Broadway reopening dates, click here.

CBSNewYork Team