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The Lion King Summary

  • Genre: Musical
  • The Lion King is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 15, 1997
  • Show Opened: November 13, 1997
  • Show Closes: Open ended

The Lion King, adapted from the 1994 smash Disney film, tells the story of a young lion, who inherits an animal kingdom in Africa after his father’s death.

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.

The 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.

What’s The Lion King Like?

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,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” “Be Prepared” 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 heartwarming 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.

The Lion King Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Every day there are discounted Broadway show tickets sold as part of the Broadway ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets Tonight. Tickets are only valid on-the-same-day of the drawing. The following is the daily schedule of the ticket lottery and RUSH ticket pricing.

Online Lottery

Tuesday, 7:00pm

Wednesday, 7:00pm

Thursday, 7:00pm

Friday, 7:00pm

Saturday, 7:00pm

Sunday, 7:00pm

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Theatre Information

Minskoff Theatre

200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,621
Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart

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Lion King Marquee on Broadway

Cast Members

Bradley Gibson
L Steven Taylor
Syndee Winters
Young Simba
Haven Alexander
Tshidi Manye
Thom Christopher Warren
Fred Berman
Ben Jeffrey
Stephen Carlile
Young Nala
Aliya "Jo" Ramey
Young Nala
Suri Marrero
Bonita J. Hamilton

Past Cast Members

Young Simba
Jesus Del Orden
Ben Jeffrey
Jelani Remy
Adrienne Walker
Ben Lipitz
Young Simba
Kenneth Aikens
Young Simba
Ramon Reed
Young Nala
Mikee Castillo
Young Nala
Demi Singleton
Cameron Pow


Disney Theatrical Productions

Production Credits

Julie Taymor
Lighting Designer
Donald Holder
Set Designer
Richard Hudson
Puppet and Mask Designer
Michael Curry & Julie Taymore
Costume Designer
Julie Taymore
Garth Fagan
Production Stage Manager
Ron Vodicka
Tim Rice
Rodger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Elton John
Additional Music by
Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin, Mark Mancina, and Lebo M

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