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The Lion King Schedule
If you're going to be in NYC then you have to check out The Lion King on Broadway because it's one show you don't want to miss! Friends and family alike can enjoy this one-of-a-kind production that brings Disney's beloved animated feature to life! Check out when The Lion King is playing and buy your tickets today!
Broadway Theatre Address:Minskoff Theatre
New York, NY 10036
United States of America
London Theatre Address:Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
London WC2E 7RQ
About the Show:
The Lion King is nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. The 1994 Disney animated feature film, which received excellent reviews from critics and enjoyed huge commercial success, is the highest-grossing hand-drawn animation film in history. The story's legendary legacy continues with the hugely successful stage musical, which features the classic music by Elton John and Tim Rice and some incredible new songs that fit seamlessly into the fabric of the show. Director and Costume Designer Julie Taymor (who has subsequently directed Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), used her vision to bring the animal characters to vivid life using highly artistic costumes and elaborate, hollow puppets. The actors beautifully simulate the movements of the animals as they blend modern dance with primal motion, all to gorgeous musical accompaniment. Audiences marvel as they journey with Simba and Nala in their playful number, "I Just Can't Wait to be King," to Simba's lament and heartfelt plea to his father, "Endless Night," to the supremely romantic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?". Watching The Lion King onstage is truly like transporting oneself to the African safari in the comfort of a theatre seat. Do not wait any longer to see this artistic masterpiece; get your Lion King tickets today and experience the magic all over again.
The story of the stage musical is very faithful to that of the movie. It centers on Simba, the young lion cub who is the prince of the Pride Lands. Much to the chagrin of his father, the king Mufasa, he is impulsive and curious, preferring to go adventuring rather than dealing with the responsibilities that are his birthright. His devious uncle, Scar, is still bitter that he could not become king, and so he tries to lead Simba astray by telling him of a dangerous elephant graveyard, knowing that the cub would rush to explore it. One day, along with his good friend, the female cub Nala, Simba decides to ditch the hornbill Zazu, the king's advisor and Simba's caretaker, and check out the elephant graveyard. Before three hungry hyenas nearly devour the cubs, Mufasa comes in to save the day. Disappointed in his son, he tries to impress upon him the real meaning of bravery and the importance of duty to the kingdom. When Scar, in an attempt to seize power, orchestrates a terrible event that takes Mufasa's life and leads Simba to believe he is at fault, he flees the Pride Lands, never intending to return and bear the shame. On his own, Simba meets some colorful characters in the snide meerkat Timon and the flatulent warthog Pumbaa, who convince him to live his life carefree, embracing the motto "Hakuna Matata," or "no worries." But eventually, Simba hears the call of duty from the Pride Lands again. He must look inside himself for the courage to right the wrongs of the past. Check the schedule and get your Lion King tickets today to see this classic tale of love and redemption.
Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. Advisory: Fun for all ages. Awards: 1998 Tony Awards: 11 nominations, 6 wins 1998 Drama Desk Awards: 11 nominations, 8 wins 1999 Olivier Awards: 3 nominations, 2 wins 2008 Molière Awards: 3 nominations, 3 wins Creative Team: Music Elton John Lyrics Tim Rice Book Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director Julie Taymor Choreographer Garth Fagan Costume Designer Julie Taymor Mask & Puppet Designer Michael Curry Set Designer Richard Hudson Lighting Design Donald Holder Sound Design Steve Canyon Kennedy Cast: Broadway Simba Aaron Nelson Nala Chantel Riley Mufasa Alton Fitzgerald White Scar Gareth Saxe Rafiki Nteliseng Nkhela Zazu Jeffrey Kuhn Timon Fred Berman Pumbaa Ben Jeffrey Young Simba (alternating) Jaden Jordan Young Simba (alternating) Caleb McLaughlin Young Nala (alternating) Teshi Thomas Young Nala (alternating) Bobbi Bordley Shenzi Bonita J. Hamilton Banzai James Brown-Orleans Ed Enrique Segura US Tour Simba Jelani Remy Nala Nia Holloway Mufasa L. Steven Taylor Scar Patrick R. Brown Rafiki Tshidi Manye Zazu Drew Hirshfield Timon Nick Cordileone Pumbaa Ben Lipitz Young Simba (alternating) Jordan A. Hall Young Simba (alternating) Tré Jones Young Nala (alternating) Nya Cymone Carter Young Nala (alternating) Tyrah Skye Odoms Shenzi Rashada Dawan Banzai Keith Bennett Ed Robbie Swift The Lion King News: August 15, 2012 The Lion King surpasses A Chorus Line, becoming Broadway's 4th longest-running production and the highest-grossing Broadway show of all time, having earned over $1 billion! October 19, 1999 The Lion King debuts in England at the West End's Lyceum Theatre! November 13, 1997 Following previews since October 15th, The Lion King opens on Broadway!