The Lion King the Broadway Musical
The Lion King: The Broadway Musical performed its world premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on July
"... The show was running smoothly and we could all breathe a little bit easier. July 31, 1997. Minneapolis. Opening night. Glorious." --Julie Taymor, Director.
From November 13th, 1997, King played to sold out houses for nearly ten years at the magestically restored New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd street in New York City, giving a farewell performance to the great house on June 4th, 2006. The show then moved a few blocks up the Great White Way to its new home, the Minskoff Theatre, and continues to sell out houses and receive standing ovations nearly a decade after its Broadway debut. Will King return to the New Am? Only time will tell.
This musical version of Disney's greatest animated feature ever continues to drawn rave reviews for its amazing special effects and staging. The incredable music by Tim Rice, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, and Lebo M., combined with the ground-breaking direction of Julie Taymor combine to produce a theatrical experience unlike any other to ever be seen or heard on Broadway. Its magical performance by a cast using masks and puppetry combined with live acting portray the power and beauty of The Lion King.
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by Steven McClain