The Lion King Broadway

The Lion King

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 6+
Opened: November 13, 1997

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 7pm
Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm

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The circle of life continues on! In one of the most thrilling visual experiences to ever hit Broadway, giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life. This adaptation of Disney's iconic film transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with colors, stunning effects and enchanting music. Relive the story of Simba and his journey from wide-eyed cub to finally reclaiming his crown as the king of the Pridelands. Celebrating over 25 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.

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'King' of the Hill
9 / 10

Yes, The Lion King's pacing drags a bit in the first act, and the show's venue, Disney's opulently refurbished New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, has a few kinks (you'll miss a lot of the show if you're seated too far to the side). But Taymor's amazing vision overrides any quibbles. The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater no matter what theater it's in.

The Lion King
10 / 10

A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's 'The Lion King' is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity. Leaping far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version improves upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from visual artistry and storytelling to Lebo M's score and the newly African-ized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice. With this production, the Walt Disney Co. stages itself as a serious and ambitious contender on the legit scene, all but demanding that its first theatrical foray, 1994's too-literally adapted 'Beauty and the Beast,' was little more than a warm-up.

THE LION KING Will Welcome New 'Young Nala' and 'Young Simba' Next Week
by Stephi Wild - November 28, 2023

The Lion King will welcome Annika Franklin and Nia Thompson as “Young Nala” and Ezekiel Kekuna and Albert Rhodes Jr. as “Young Simba” beginning Tuesday, December 5.

THE LION KING Celebrates 26th Anniversary on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - November 13, 2023

The Lion King celebrates its 26th anniversary on Broadway today, Monday, November 13th.  

Photos: Get a First Look at THE LION KING's New Simba, Vincent Jamal Hooper
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 12, 2023

Get a first look at Vincent Jamal Hooper as Simba in THE LION KING on Broadway. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos and discover the magic of his performance in this iconic role. Don't miss this sneak peek at the talented actor's portrayal of Simba.

VIDEO: Watch THE LION KING's Broadway Makeup Team Transform Stephen Carlile into Scar
by Blair Ingenthron - October 8, 2023

Watch a video of the Broadway makeup team transforming Stephen Carlile into the iconic villain Scar here!

Interview: Meet THE LION KING's New Simba, Vincent Jamal Hooper
by Nicole Rosky - September 27, 2023

incent Jamal Hooper took his very first bow in The Lion King as “Simba”. The show marks Hooper’s Broadway and Lion King debut. Below, he's checking in with BroadwayWorld to talk all about the role and his first night on Broadway! 

Vincent Jamal Hooper Joins THE LION KING as 'Simba' This Month
by Stephi Wild - September 7, 2023

The Lion King will welcome Vincent Jamal Hooper as Simba beginning Tuesday, September 26. This marks his Broadway debut. Learn more about Hooper and The Lion King here!

THE LION KING Teams Up With The New York Liberty For Special Evening At Barclays Center
by Stephi Wild - August 24, 2023

The Lion King is teaming up with the New York Liberty to bring the Pridelands to Barclays Center, as New York City's favorite team takes on the Los Angeles Sparks at 7:00pm ET. The one-night only event will feature a halftime show inspired by the landmark musical, special appearances by members of the Broadway company, door giveaways and unique in-concourse opportunities to experience The Lion King.

THE LION KING on Broadway- A Complete Guide
by Sidney Paterra - August 11, 2023

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about The Lion King on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Get Your Tickets Now for THE LION KING at Popejoy Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 7, 2023

Don't miss your chance to witness the magic of THE LION KING at Popejoy Hall. Get your tickets now and be part of this unforgettable Broadway experience in your city.

THE LION KING to Welcome New Young Simbas Beginning in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

The Lion King will welcome Donovan Louis Bazemore and Davis Matthews alternating as “Young Simba” beginning Tuesday, June 6. Learn how to purchase tickets to The Lion King!

THE LION KING to Play 10,000th Performance on Broadway This Saturday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2023

The Lion King will play its 10,000th performance on Broadway this Saturday evening, May 6th.

Video: James Corden and Tom Cruise Join the Cast of THE LION KING
by Stephi Wild - April 28, 2023

Disney’s The Lion King was featured in “The Last Last Late Late Show with James Corden Carpool Karaoke Special,” a primetime special celebrating the final night of James Corden’s late-night series. Corden reunited with global superstar Tom Cruise for an epic musical performance in the international award-winning phenomenon.

Actor Ben Lipitz, Long-Running Star of THE LION KING, Dies At Age 58
by A.A. Cristi - April 19, 2023

Broadway actor Ben Lipitz has died at the age of 58. Lipitz was part of The Lion King family for well over a decade, performing the role of Pumbaa in over 6,000 performances both on Broadway and as part of the national tour.

Photos: Bobby Cannavale Pays A Visit To THE LION KING On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - March 29, 2023

Acclaimed actor Bobby Cannavale attended The Lion King on Broadway Wednesday, March 29, 2023. See a photo from his visit as he checks in with stars L. Steven Taylor (Mufasa) and Tshidi Manye (Rafiki).

Photo: Chance The Rapper Visits THE LION KING on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 9, 2023

See a photo of Chance The Rapper at The Lion King on Broadway!

James Corden Will Join THE LION KING For THE LAST LAST LATE LATE SHOW Special
by Michael Major - February 24, 2023

Global superstar Tom Cruise is reuniting with James Corden for one final, over-the-top sketch to celebrate the conclusion of James Corden's THE LATE LATE SHOW tenure. Now the tables are turned as Corden has Cruise take part in an epic musical performance during “The Lion King” at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

Photo: Queen Latifah Visits THE LION KING on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2023

Check out a photo of Queen Latifah visiting THE LION KING! See how to purchase tickets to The Lion King.

Disney's THE LION KING To Return To Tulsa in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 13, 2023

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 13th at 10:30am. Tulsa's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Tulsa PAC stage on Thursday, June 1st for a limited engagement of three weeks through Saturday, June 17th.

THE LION KING Sets New Record For Highest-Grossing Week in Broadway History
by Stephi Wild - January 4, 2023

The Lion King has set a new record for the highest-grossing week in Broadway history with his holiday week gross of $4,315,264. The production played to 99% capacity in the week ending on January 1, 2023.

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years With Spanish-Language Performance of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?'
by A.A. Cristi - December 19, 2022

The Lion King's 25th Anniversary on Broadway continues its celebration, globally with this all-new video of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' performed in Spanish, featuring Pearl Khwezi, who stars as Nala in the Broadway production, and Agustín Argüello, who stars as Simba in the Madrid production. 

VIDEO: THE LION KING Fans Get Special Broadway Surprise on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - December 6, 2022

Three generations of one family sat down to discuss the influence that the Lion King has had on them in a new Good Morning America segment. After they discussed their mutual love of the show, they were greeted by Broadway's Mufasa, L. Steven Taylor, who surprised them tickets to the show that night. Watch the new video now!

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Nicole Rosky - November 24, 2022

Earlier this month, the company of The Lion King celebrated the show's epic 25th Anniversary and the celebration continued at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Watch below as the cast performs 'Circle of Life'.

Photos & Video: THE LION KING Composer Lebo M Honored by The Consulate General of South Africa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 17, 2022

See photos and video of the Consulate General of South Africa honoring The Lion King’s South African composer, Lebo M.

The Lion King FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does The Lion King on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Price: $35.00
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/the-lion-king/
When: Lottery entries for each performance will be accepted starting 9AM the day prior to the performance until 3PM the day prior to the performance. At that time, the lottery for that performance will be closed. If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets.
Limit: 2 per customer
Information: Seats are assigned at the discretion of the Box Office and cannot be transferred to other people or performances. PLEASE NOTE: Lottery seats may be partial view.

How long has The Lion King been running on Broadway?
The Lion King opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) on Thursday Nov 13, 1997 and has now been running for 26 years.
What productions of The Lion King have there been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
The Lion King has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Irene Mecchi and Roger Allers, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor, Best Direction of a Musical for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder, Best Orchestrations for Bruce Fowler, David Metzger, and Robert Elhai, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer, and Best Scenic Design for Richard Hudson.
What Tony Awards has The Lion King won?
The Lion King has won several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Irene Mecchi and Roger Allers, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor, Best Direction of a Musical for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder, Best Orchestrations for Bruce Fowler, David Metzger, and Robert Elhai, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer, and Best Scenic Design for Richard Hudson.
What awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
The Lion King has been nominated for several awards including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder, Best Set Design for Richard Hudson, Costume Design at The Hewes Awards for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design at The Hewes Awards for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design at The Hewes Awards for Julie Taymor, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for Bruce Fowler, David Metzger, and Robert Elhai, Outstanding Puppet Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Michael Curry and Julie Taymor, Outstanding Revival-Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Richard Hudson, and Outstanding Sound Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Tony Meola.
What awards has The Lion King won?
The Lion King has won numerous awards, including Best Musical from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder, Best Set Design for Richard Hudson, Costume Design from The Hewes Awards for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design from The Hewes Awards for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design from The Hewes Awards for Julie Taymor, Performance from the Theatre World Awards for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography from the Drama Desk Awards for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design from the Drama Desk Awards for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical from the Drama Desk Awards for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design from the Drama Desk Awards for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical from the Drama Desk Awards for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations from the Drama Desk Awards for Bruce Fowler, David Metzger, and Robert Elhai, Outstanding Puppet Design from the Drama Desk Awards for Michael Curry and Julie Taymor, Outstanding Revival-Play from the Drama Desk Awards for Richard Hudson, and Outstanding Sound Design from the Drama Desk Awards for Tony Meola.
What theatre is The Lion King playing at on Broadway?
The Lion King is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway), which is located at 214 West 42nd St. New York.
What are the songs in The Lion King and what's the order?
Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Chow Down
They Live in You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata
One by One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Simba Confronts Scar
King of Pride Rock
There are no gunshots in The Lion King.

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