The Lion King Roars Again at the Minskoff Theatre, 6/13
The Lion King has moved in its entirety, including all 52-cast members and the entire 24-member orchestra, to the Minskoff Theatre (Broadway at West 45th Street). To accommodate the Tony Award-winning production, the theatre underwent custom renovations including the installation of an illuminated sign overlooking Times Square, a remodeled promenade connecting West 44th and West 45th Streets and a newly renovated theatre lobby designed by Mariuca Brancoveanu.
"Since opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King is the winner of over 70 major awards worldwide and has become a global phenomenon seen by almost 34 million people and currently has a total of six productions running worldwide: London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Tokyo and two companies touring throughout the U.S. Upcoming productions include Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea," state press notes. The production began performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 15, 1997 and opened on Thursday, November 13, 1997.
The Lion King, directed by Julie Taymor and choreographed by Garth Fagan, features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, sets by Richard Hudson, costumes by Taymor, mask and puppet design by Taymor and Michael Curry, and sound design by Tony Meola.
The Lion King's regular summer performance schedule is: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets for The Lion King are available at the Minskoff Theatre Box Office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4747. Prices range from $51.25-$111.25. For group sales information please call (800) 439-9000. Visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com for more information.