Since making its debut in 1997 on Broadway, Disney’s The Lion King has become extremely successful. It is actually the most successful musical in Broadway history. With over 80 million total audience members worldwide, 70 major international theater award wins, and 22 global productions around the world, it is currently the fourth longest running Broadway musical in history.
The Lion King is a musical based on the very popular animated children’s movie from 1994 that has the same name. The Broadway show is produced by Disney Productions and features its actors in animal costumes and presents other giant hollow puppets in its show. The Lion King made its debut on July 8th, 1997 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and it was a major hit. It then officially opened on Broadway shortly after at the New Amsterdam Theater on November 13th, 1997. Now, almost 18 whole years later with over 6,700 performances, it has made over one billion dollars which makes it the highest grossing musical currently on Broadway today.
The Lion King Broadway musical features many of the same songs that you have heard in the 1994 animated children’s movie. With popular titles such as “The Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”, and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”. It also adds new music to the production including “They Live in You”, “Shadowland”, and “Endless Night”. The original Broadway production had won fifteen out of twenty three award nominations in the United States after the first year of production.
In June 2006, The Lion King Broadway musical was moved to Minskoff Theater, where it still plays today instead of where it was originally debuted at the New Amsterdam Theater. It currently plays eight times a week at the Minskoff Theater.
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