THE LION KING EXPERIENCE:
Opened: November 13, 1997
Lion King Director: Julie Taymor
Lion King Music By: Elton John
Lion King Lyrics By: Tim Rice
Locations: The Lion King plays on Broadway, in London and many other cities.
Broadway Theatre: Minskoff Theatre
Broadway Theatre Location: 200 West 45th Street, New York, NY
Tony Award Nominations: 11+
Tony Awards Won: 6+, including Best Musical & Best Director
The Lion King is one of the most famous productions in theatre history. The show is a musical that has played on Broadway in New York, in London's theatre district, in Paris, in Australia, in South Africa and has numerous traveling productions around the World. On Broadway, The Lion King plays in the world famous Minskoff Theatre.
The Lion King is an adaptation of the Disney animated film about a lion cub (Simba) who is trying to find his proper place in the lion kingdom. Tragedy occurs when Simba's father, King Mufasa, is killed and Simba is forced to leave his home. While away in the jungle Simba makes friends with Timon, a meerkat, and Pumbaa, a warthog. Together the three of them learn important life lessons, which eventually give Simba the courage to return to his home. When Simba returns to his home, he must fight his evil uncle Scar to reclaim the thrown that his father once occupied. Simba, and his friends, eventually overthrow Scar and the hyenas, and the whole lion pride celebrates.
The Lion King is an uplifting musical that is filled with elaborate costumes and upbeat songs. The music and lyrics for The Lion King were composed by Elton John and Tim Rice. The show won numerous awards at the 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Buy Lion King tickets today and experience the excitement of the Lion King in-person!