Lion King SCHEDULE & TICKETS
The Lion King broadway musical is curently scheduled for the following venues below. Click on Venue name in order to VIEW available tickets for Lion King musical.
- Minskoff Theatre in New York, NY
- Lyceum Theatre in London, UK
- Mandalay Bay Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
- Capitol Theatre UT in Salt Lake City, UT
- Cadillac Palace in Chicago, IL
- Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA
- Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC
- Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY
- Rochester Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY
- Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI
- Princess Of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada
- Mead Theater in Dayton, OH
About Lion King broadway musical
The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical.
The musical debuted July 8, 1997, in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre, and was an instant success before premiering on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on October 15, 1997 in previews with the official opening on November 13, 1997. On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre to make way for the musical version of Mary Poppins, where it is still running. It is now Broadway's eighth longest-running show in history.
The show debuted in the West End's Lyceum Theatre on October 19, 1999 and is still running. The cast of the West End production were invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2008 at the London Palladium on December 11, in the presence of senior members of the British Royal Family.
After the success of the Broadway show, the show was produced in the United Kingdom in 1999 by Harrison Lochtenberg, and continues to play at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Taymor led the British production of the show, with Melissa De Melo as the producer. The London Production recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in the West End.
A Canadian production of the show was staged in Toronto and ran for nearly four years at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The show ran from 1999 – 2004.
A Los Angeles production began performances at the Pantages Theatre on September 29, 2000 with an official opening on October 19, 2000. The show closed on January 12, 2003 after 952 performances.
The show played at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia, from October 16, 2003, until June 26, 2005. The production then ran at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne from July 28, 2005 until June 4, 2006.
The Dutch production in 2004 was made at the Circus Theater until August 27, 2006, taking place for Tarzan.
Beginning in June 2007, The Lion King Musical debuted its first ever performance on the African continent in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its tenth year anniversary was celebrated in the new Teatro Theatre at Monte Casino in Fourways. The Lion King is the first production to take place in the new theatre. The opening night in Johannesburg, was celebrated with key persons involving the creation of the Lion King Musical, and American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who had recently opened an educational academy for girls in Johannesburg The show closed on February 17, 2008.
The Lion King Musical debuted in Paris on September 22, 2007 in the Théâtre Mogador.
There is currently one U.S. touring production. (At one time there were 2 US touring productions travelling simultaneously). The tour version is very similar to the original Broadway production; however, certain scenic elements which rise out of the stage floor (such as Pride Rock, the stampede, and the grasslands) were converted to less costly configurations for the touring productions. The sun during the opening is reduced in size for the shorter-lasting tours. Stage sizes are also smaller, and the size of the pit orchestra is decreased.
In August 2008, a production opened in Taipei, Taiwan, closing in August 24, 2009.
The musical had a Mexican production (in English) between January 3 and January 27, 2008 in Mexico City.
A Las Vegas production opened at Mandalay Bay on May 15, 2009 with previews beginning May 5, 2009.
In 2010 the first Spanish production will open at Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid, produced by Stage Entertainment.
The Lion King, is coming to the Marina Bay Sands Theatre. Base Entertainment and Marina Bay Sands are bringing the Disney Theatrical Group production to Singapore in March 2011. The South-east Asian premiere in Singapore will be a duplicate of the other shows performing in other parts of the world, such as London and New York. It will feature a new company of performers auditioned around the world.