The Lion King opened on Broadway last month after an 18-month pandemic break. The cast was reassembled in August to rehearse for the first time since March 2020, and things became a little emotional. I don't see why, after all, it's not like everyone cries when they hear "The Circle of Life." Tshidi Manye returns as Rafiki, a role she's played for 24 years now. Director Julie Taymor warned the performers that it would be emotional to sing together again, and she was right.
If that's not enough for you, you can also see the first rehearsal of the UK production here.