BROADWAY'S HIGHEST GROSSING SHOW EVER
Lose yourself in the epic adventure that is The Lion King on Broadway! Based on the beloved Disney movie, this Broadway blockbuster transports you to the African Serengeti, where you'll meet the tenacious young lion prince Simba, who must battle to reclaim his thrown in the face of tragedy.
A visually-stunning affair, The Lion King on Broadway was initially brought to life by visionary director Julie Taymor. Not content with directing a run-of-the-mill adaptation, she rebuilt the story from the ground up, employing sumptuous costumes alongside intricate puppetry to bring all of the animals to life before your eyes. That's not too mention the music of course - all of Elton John and Tim Rice's songs from the movie remain ('Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata'), alongside some new original numbers, Since opening in 1997, The Lion King has remained one of New York's must-see attractions, and now stands as Broadway's third longest-running show of all time!
What Is The Lion King About?
Described as "Hamlet with fur", we open to the dawn rejoicing of all the animals of the savanna, 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.
Flash forward to years later, and this trio have become firm friends, spending their time roaming the land and getting into all sorts of hi-jinks. Yet Simba knows that one day he must face up to his destiny, and when he learns of the terrible havoc wreaked by Scar, he sets out to reclaim his throne and restore peace to the animal kingdom!
DID YOU KNOW?
It doesn't just dominate the stage - The Lion King is the highest grossing production of any entertainment medium. Its worldwide productions have earned over $6.2 billion. In comparison, the highest-grossing movie of all time, Avatar, earned a measly $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office.