The Lion King Broadway
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 30 minutes, with one intermission
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm and 6:30pm
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BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Shahadi Wright Joseph on Broadway Beginnings, Black Girl Magic, and Forging a Future in Film
by Matt Smith - August 13, 2019
'Naaaaaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba!' No matter who you are or where you're from, it's a sure bet you're familiar with those iconic introductory lines.Â Set against the majestic backdrop of the rising Serengeti sun, the universally-recognized African cry, beckoning scores of meerkats, elephants, antelope and giraffes to emerge and greet the newest member of their animal tribe, is the quintessential Disney opening that defined a generation.Â
by Stage Tube - August 9, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2019
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
by Stage Tube - July 23, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2019
Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING will welcome back Adrienne Walker as Nala to the company, beginning performances Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Minskoff Theatre.
by Stage Tube - July 14, 2019
Due to the blackout, a flood occurred backstage at the Minskoff Theatre, damaging many costumes required for The Lion King.
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2019
Beyonce, who will play Nala in the upcoming remake of the classicÂ The Lion King,Â andÂ Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in Broadway'sÂ The Lion King, recentlyÂ met at WACO Theater Center'sÂ Lion King-themed Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 1st.
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2019
On the heels of reaching 100 million guests worldwide, The Lion King celebratedÂ its 9,000th Broadway performance on Wednesday, June 5. Check out the historic curtain call in the video!
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2019
On the heels of reaching 100 million guests worldwide, The Lion King celebrates its 9,000th Broadway performance at tomorrow's 7p.m. performance, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). This historic milestone has been achieved by only two other shows in Broadway history.
VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have played in 100 cities around the world on every continent except Antarctica.
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2019
Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING is pleased to welcome Syndee Winters as Nala to the company, beginning performances this week.
by Stage Tube - November 16, 2018
Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING presents brand new production footage as it celebrates 21 years on Broadway and nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Check out the all new production footage below!
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2018
Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING celebrates its 21st anniversary today, Tuesday, November 13.
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2018
Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING will celebrate its 21st anniversary Tuesday, November 13. Plus check out the current cast dominating Pride Rock in new images below!
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2018
You and a guest will receive 2-weekday tickets to The Lion King on Broadway!
BWW Review: THE LION KING at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands- Opens in Singapore with roaring success!
by Joceline Loo - July 2, 2018
Singapore got a dose of Hakuna Matata as the international tour of The Lion King makes its stop and opened in the lion city on Friday (29 June). ThisÂ is the second time The Lion King is in Singapore, the first was in 2011 where it became the longest-running musical in Singapore's theatrical entertainment history playing to over 300,000 people during its eight-month season at Marina Bay Sands.
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2018
Broadway's award-winning best musical, THE LION KING, is pleased to welcome Bradley Gibson as Simba beginning performances on Monday, July 2, 2018. Gibson joins the company from the original cast of A Bronx Tale.
by Mike Noland - April 23, 2018
Becoming the future Queen of the Pride Land's in the Lion King tour, Nia Holloway took her own path. And oh, what a journey it's been. Meet this charming talent and remember her name because she's just getting started.
by Mara Jill Herman - March 19, 2018
In 1994, the Disney animated feature The Lion King made history as the highest grossing film of the year. Three years later on November 13, 1997, the awe-inspiring stage adaptation directed and costumed by Julie Taymor opened on Broadway. It received six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, the vibrant score is by Hans Zimmer, who recruited South African composer Lebo M. to create the textural Zulu influence. Twenty-five years later, its legacy continues to reverberate around the world. In a Japanese translation of this mega hit, Shiki Theater Haru in Minato remounted the first international production of The Lion King on December 20th, 1998. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Japan at the Natsu Theater in Shinagawa.
by Naomi Serviss - February 5, 2018
Dlamini auditioned for The Lion King ensemble when it was germinating. Who knew the circle of life would go on and on and on?