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'Rush on Broadway' closes 'Lion King'

Rush Limbaugh

Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is lending his voice to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina by performing a one-man show on Broadway next month.

Called “Rush on Broadway,” the show is slated for Tuesday night, Oct. 18 at the New Amsterdam Theater in Manhattan’s Times Square.

“I’m especially thrilled to be superseding ‘The Lion King’ for one night,” Limbaugh said on the air today. “The animal-rights people are going to be upset about this, no question about it.”

The Walt Disney Company owns both the theater and WABC Radio, the New York flagship station of Limbaugh’s national network.

Fellow radio and television host Sean Hannity will provide the introduction for Limbaugh.

“I do these sparingly these days,” Limbaugh said, “sort of like the old ‘Rush to Excellence’ tour that we used to do.”

He expects the show to last 90 minutes to two hours.

“It goes until I decide I’ve said enough,” he said. “Nobody’s getting anything out of this, folks. All the net proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund.”

The $77 tickets went on sale today, and are available online through Ticketmaster.com.

Those wishing to contribute to hurricane relief efforts can donate to the Salvation Army online or by calling 1-800-725-2769. Red Cross donations can be made
online or by calling 1-800-435-7669.