The circle of life. (Brinkhoff-Mogenburg)
(Previews began Oct. 15, 1997, opened Nov. 13, 1997)
(2 hrs 30 mins)
Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.
Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)
On Nov. 13, 2019, “The Lion King” celebrated its 21st birthday on Broadway. Only two shows, “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Chicago,” both still running on the Great White Way, have achieved this milestone. “The Lion King,” which opened on Nov. 13, 1997, is now the third-longest-running show in Broadway history.
Among the awards that “The Lion King” has amassed over the years and around the world, are six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting Design.