Last Updated on 7th September 2023
Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical score by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M.
Under the direction of visionary director Julie Taymor, who combined puppetry, with ground-breaking stagecraft, The Lion King soon became of the most popular stage musicals around the world.
Opening on Broadway in 1997, it is now Broadway’s third-longest running show in history and the highest grossing Broadway production of all time.
The London production opening in 1999 and is still running. The show became the highest earning show in box-office history for both stage and film in 2014 when it surpassed The Phantom Of The Opera.
The Broadway Production of The Lion King won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and 8 Drama Desk Awards.
Productions of The Lion King have now been seen across the USA, and in Tokyo, Canada, Hamburg, Sydney, The Hague, Australia, Shanghai, Seoul, Johannesburg, Paris, Taipei, Singapore, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Basel, and Mexico.
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