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The Lion King Summary:

The story of a young lion named Simba, who inherits an animal kingdom in Africa at a young age due to his father’s death. Simba faces the pressure of leadership, while saving his kingdom from the claws of a malicious enemy.

The Lion King on Broadway Background:

The Disney Theatrical production of The Lion King on Broadway, is based on the 1994 animated film of the same name. Simba is raised by a comedic animal duo consisting of a meerkat named Timon and a warthog named Pumbaa. Meanwhile, his childhood friend Nala stays in the kingdom as it deteriorates under the rule of Simba’s scheming uncle, Scar. All-grown-up Simba returns home to save his kingdom and win Nala’s romantic affection.

The plot is based on the Bible stories of Joseph and Moses. Hints of Shakespeare's Hamlet also appear in the story. Musicians Elton John, Tim Rice, and Hans Zimmer wrote the original songs and the score, for which they won many awards. It is the highest grossing Broadway show in history as well as the fourth longest running show.

Lion King
has toured all over the world, having been translated into many languages including Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish. In January 2014 the show became the first Broadway show to gross over a billion dollars worldwide.

Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Began: 10/15/97
Show Opens: 11/13/97
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 shows per week
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Should you see Broadway's The Lion King?

Lion King on Broadway


Originally directed by Julie Taymor, this long-running Broadway musical favorite incorporates amazing costumes and stage puppetry. The Lion King breaks new ground on the theatrical methods used for humans to portray animals onstage. As the animals walk down the aisles, a good orchestra seat can mean the audience is arms’ length from the magnificent creatures. Furthermore, the score is absolutely wonderful, with such catchy favorites from the animated film as “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” “Circle of Life,” “Be Prepared,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” and “Hakuna Matata.” This show is an amazing way to re-live the animated film while experiencing an entirely new theatrical treat. Young and old are left breathless by the remarkable African animals brought to life and the heart warming songs and story.

Is THE LION KING Good for Kids?

Children will absolutely adore this show. Still, Disney recommends that The Lion King is best for children ages 6 and up, although performances are recommended for a General Audience. Anyone entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket, even if they sit on your lap.
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Cast Members:

Jelani Remy plays Simba
Adrienne Walker as Nala
Fred Berman as Timon
Ben Jeffrey plays Pumbaa
L Steven Taylor plays Mufasa
Stephen Carlile plays Scar
Cameron Pow plays Zazu
Tshidi Manye plays Rafiki

Broadway Theatre:

Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

The Nederlander Organization


45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave

Minskoff Theatre Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:

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Show Duration:

The Lion King is 150 minutes long, including an intermission.


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Other Credits:

Tim Rice (Lyrics)
Rodger Allers & Irene Mecchi (Book)
Elton John (Music)

Production Stage Manager:

Ron Vodicka

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:

Thomas Schlenk at Disney Theatrical Productions

Company Manager:

Christopher A. Recker at Disney Theatrical Productions

Casting Director:

Jay Binder at Binder Casting

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Senior Publicist:

Dennis Crowley at Disney Theatrical Productions


Michael Strassheim at Disney Theatrical Productions



Production Credits:

Director: Julie Taymor
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Set Designer: Richard Hudson
Puppet and Mask Designer: Michael Curry & Julie Taymore
Costume Designer: Julie Taymore
Choreographer: Garth Fagan

Additional Music by: Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin, Mark Mancina, and Lebo M
Broadway Show Parking

Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garages for the Minskoff Theatre are located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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164 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.