Movie lovers back in 1994 came to see it and left the theatres in awe and exhilaration. Three years later, its musical adaptation had the same effect on audiences with its larger than life production composed of epic set designs, roaring production numbers, vibrant and awesome costumes, and a story transcending vast lands and kingdoms. This is the spectacular musical adaptation of the Disney classic, “The Lion King”.
Now on its 13th year at the Minskoff Theatre in Broadway, the story of Simba and his journey from a carefree cub to a formidable force to be reckoned with as Pride Rock’s rightful heir to the throne continues to thrill audiences. Its stunning and breathtaking visuals, marvelous and heartwarming scores by Elton John and superb direction from Tony Award winner Julie Taymour had earned this musical numerous accolades, including a Tony Award for Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Indeed, there are not enough superlatives to describe this magnificent and sweeping Broadway production. The performance running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission.