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The Lion King - US Tour Tickets, News, Info & More

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises from the stage. This is THE LION KING. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba, and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical, making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

Running Time:

2 Hours and 45 Minutes

Kimmel Center [Merriam Theater]

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(Philadelphia, PA)
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 18, 2022
Disney’s The Lion King, St. Louis’s most eagerly awaited stage production ever, will leap onto the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage from Wednesday, June 1 to Sunday, June 19. Find out how to get tickets and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 8, 2022
 Disney’s The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a record-breaking, sold-out premiere engagement in Greensboro. The award-winning musical broke two records at the venue during the week ending March 6, 2022: highest-grossing week with a gross of $1,958,506 and the highest one-week attendance, with 23,040 guests seeing the show.
by Stefani Chudnow - January 31, 2022
Disney's The Lion King, a groundbreaking musical and the third longest-running musical on Broadway, is in the middle of its nearly month-long reign at the Detroit Opera House, where it will stay until February 20th.
by Stefani Chudnow - January 25, 2022
Disney's The Lion King is coming back to the Detroit Opera House for nearly a month-long run from January 27th through February 20th. BWW Detroit interviewed Zazu actor Jürgen Hooper ahead of their stint in Detroit. Read our interview here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 24, 2022
Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. St. Louis’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage on Wednesday, June 1 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, June 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021
The Lion King has extended performance cancelations at The Buell Theatre in Denver for Tuesday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 3, 2021
The Lion King, Detroit's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Detroit Opera House stage from January 27 - February 20, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 2, 2021
Disney’s The Lion King North American tour released two new production photos today of Darian Sanders (Simba) and Kayla Cyphers (Nala). 
by Review Roundups - October 26, 2021
The cast includes Spencer Plachy as 'Scar,' Gerald Ramsey as 'Mufasa,' Gugwana Dlamini as 'Rafiki,' Nick Cordileone as 'Timon,' Jürgen Hooper as 'Zazu,' Ben Lipitz as 'Pumbaa,' Darian Sanders as 'Simba,' Kayla Cyphers as 'Nala,' Keith Bennett as 'Banzai,' Martina Sykes as 'Shenzi' and Robbie Swift as 'Ed.' Jaylen Lyndon Hunter alternates the role of 'Young Simba', along with Charlie Kahler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 21, 2021
Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 22, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 10, 2021
The Lion King North American touring company reunited in Cleveland on September 7, for the first time since the shutdown, to begin rehearsals for the tour’s relaunch. The tour is resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playing through Friday, October 15, 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 25, 2020
The Majestic Theatre announced its line-up of shows for the 2020-2021 North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio Season, and the line-up features a mix of revivals, Broadway Blockbusters, a dramatic adaptation of a classic novel and pop culture favorites for a season that offers diversity and broad appeal.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 20, 2019
South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 20, 2019
Disney's The Lion King is celebrating a record breaking engagement which ended on Sunday, December 15.  The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed more than $2.4 million at the box office and entertained more than 32,000 theatergoers.  The production, which played 16 performances at North Charleston Performing Arts Center from December 4 through December 15, broke the box office record for the highest gross and most attended show ever in North Charleston Performing Arts Center's history.
by Brian Hilbrand - November 24, 2019
Disney's The Lion King, currently playing through Sunday, December 1st at DeVos Hall. Making its Grand Rapids debut, after playing Detroit, Kalamazoo, and East Lansing in the past, Disney's The Lion King finally comes to Grand Rapids! Taking 17 full semi trailers to travel into town, It's full of the Lion King classic musical numbers and characters you know and love from the movie, and some new Musical numbers as well. They include the opening musical number a?oeCircle of Life', a?oeJust Can't Wait to Be Kinga??, to the always funny and humorous 'Hakuna Matataa?? and the moving a?oeCan You Feel the Love Tonighta??. These songs will be sure to have you singing along, having some goosebumps, and possibly some tears.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 22, 2019
Casting for Disney's The Lion King has been announced for the long-awaited return engagement in Rochester. The Lion King will leap onto RBTL's Auditorium Theatre stage on Thursday, December 19 for a three-week engagement through Sunday, January 5.
by Julie Musbach - January 11, 2019
The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King has released new production photos of the current cast, check them out below!