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Lion King cast shocks New York subway passengers with 'Circle of Life' rendition

Cast members from hit Broadway musical The Lion King shocked passengers on the New York subway as they broke into a rendition of the show's signature tune, Circle of Life.

Cast members from the Broadway show sang a capella on the train. Credit: Jamal Lee Harris/YouTube

The video shows the stars of the Tony Award-winning show begin their journey as ordinary passengers, reading books and wearing headphones, before suddenly bursting into the number - much to the surprise of some on board.

The clip has now been viewed more than 3 million times, and shows actors young and old getting involved.

Grown-ups on board weren't the only ones getting involved in the fun. Credit: Jamal Lee Harris/YouTube

Whether it beats the efforts of the Australian cast of the show, who did the same in mid-air on a flight to Brisbane, is up to viewers to judge.