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
8 / 10

Come to The Lion King with two pairs of eyes, one ear, and half a brain. You will be bombarded by some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights theater can offer from before and behind, so eyes in the back of the head will come in handy. You will be harangued by second-rate standard-show music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, and also by Lebo Mï's stirring African chants and ululations, to which your active ear should be cocked. Finally, you will be subjected to a well-worn, simplistic children's tale about a lion cub's hard road to adulthood and the throne of the animal kingdom, usurped by his wicked uncle in cahoots with some murderously laughing hyenas.

SiriusXM'S Disney Hits Channel Airs THE LION KING Special With Elton John, Tim Rice, Thomas Schumacher, & More
by Josh Sharpe - June 6, 2024


SiriusXM’s Disney Hits (channel 133) has aired a one-hour special celebrating the making of “The Lion King’s” Film and Original Soundtrack. The making of special features behind the scenes anecdotes in exclusive interviews with Sir Elton John, Sir Tim Rice, Film Producers Don Hahn & Thomas Schumacher, and more. Listen exclusively on the SiriusXM app starting now, and on-air on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits, Saturday, June 8th at 4pm EST. 

THE LION KING North American Tour to Celebrate 22nd Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 25, 2024


The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on Saturday, April 27 in Minneapolis. Learn more about the show!

THE LION KING to Receive Hollywood Bowl Concert with Nathan Lane, Billy Eichner, and More
by Josh Sharpe - April 15, 2024


In honor of the 30th anniversary of the 1994 film, Disney’s The Lion King 30th Anniversary – A Live-to-Film Concert Event will see the return of several cast members associated with the original animated film, the live-action remake, and the Broadway version. Songs from all versions of the story will be sung, the report suggests. A full orchestra and choir, conducted by Sarah Hicks, will be performing Hans Zimmer's score. 

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 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 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.

The Lion King History

Other Productions of The Lion King

1997   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2002   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2003   Chicago Chicago Production
Chicago
2021   West End London Production
West End

The Lion King Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Irene Mecchi
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Roger Allers
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Tim Rice
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Elton John
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Broadway Musical 0
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Choreography Garth Fagan
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Director - Musical Julie Taymor
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Featured Actress - Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Set Design Richard Hudson -
1998 The Hewes Awards Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 The Hewes Awards Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design Julie Taymor
1998 Theatre World Awards Performance Max Casella
1998 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Irene Mecchi
1998 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Roger Allers
1998 Tony Awards Best Choreography Garth Fagan
1998 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 Tony Awards Best Musical Disney Theatrical Productions
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Bruce Fowler
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations David Metzger
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Robert Elhai
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Hans Zimmer
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Jay Rifkin
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Mark Mancina
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Lebo M
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Tim Rice
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Elton John
1998 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Samuel E. Wright
1998 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1998 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Richard Hudson
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Garth Fagan
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director - Musical Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Geoff Hoyle
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Max Cassella
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design Donald Holder
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical The Lion King
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Bruce Fowler
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations David Metzger
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Robert Elhai
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Puppet Design Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Puppet Design Michael Curry
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival-Play Richard Hudson
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design Tony Meola

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