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1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
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AWE INSPIRING! A gorgeous, gasp-inducing spectacle.
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Disney's Broadway-busting musical brings the African Serengeti to glorious life on stage, bursting with joyous, captivating music and intricate animal puppetry. Adapted from the classic animated movie, this show follows the plucky cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands in the face of tragedy. The movies' songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice ('Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata') are supplemented with original numbers especially created for the show.
Since opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King has smashed records left and right, and today stands as the highest grossing show or film in box office history. To date, it's played over 7500 performances on Broadway and has mounted numerous productions worldwide. The success is well deserved as the musical is a visually stunning affair, creating a realistic and thrilling landscape, with the actors fully immersing themselves in their animal roles.
Whether you want to see the spectacle for yourself for the first time, or are a returning visitor, you can be sure that this is a musical that the whole family can enjoy!
Described as "Hamlet with fur", we open to the dawn rejoicing of all the animals of the savannah, as a new lion prince is born to the benevolent King Mufasa and his queen Sarabi. The cub, Simba, grows up into a lively and feckless youngster who gets into trouble with his childhood friend Nala, Together the two cubs play and discover their homeland in a series of adventures, until one day King Mufasa is tragically murdered by his brother Scar. Simba is usurped by his evil uncle, and retreats to the jungle to grow up with the sharp-witted meerkat Timon and his big-hearted wildebeest buddy Pumba.
When a grown-up Nala chances upon the carefree trio, she delivers bad news to Simba; Scar has all but destroyed the plentiful Pridelands through his partnership with the hideous hyenas. Despite shrugging this off, Simba realises that can't turn his back on his destiny forever, and now he must act to stop Scar once and for all, and reclaim his rightful place as King!
If you combine all of the productions of the show world wide together, The Lion King has been running for 90 years!
Previews from: 15 October 1997
Opening night: 13 November 1997
The Lion King is suitable for elementary school children and older. The production recommends that children be at least 6 years of age before enjoying this show. Children aged 4 and under will not be permitted into the theatre.
Two hours 40 minutes with one intermission.
68 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)
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