The Lion King has thrilled more than 100 million audience members worldwide and has won dozens of awards. The production was a hit right from the start and is now the third-longest-running show on Broadway. You and your family can experience the wonder of a live performance yourselves at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. (This show also tours off-Broadway so be sure to check ticket availability!)
A Captivating Retelling of a Classic Story
The story of The Lion King was inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It follows a young prince, a lion named Simba, who flees after his father is killed, then returns to the Pride Lands after he has grown up to fight his uncle and reclaim control of his kingdom.
The Broadway production of The Lion King is based on the 1994 animated film version of the story. It features music written by the legendary Elton John and Lebo M, with lyrics written by Tim Rice. The Lion King contains several well-known songs, including “Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata.” During performances, members of the audience hear six indigenous African languages spoken and sung.
If you watched the animated film version of The Lion King, you will notice that the Broadway show includes many of the same beloved characters. You will also spot some notable differences. For example, on Broadway, the character Rafiki is female. The Broadway version also features some songs and scenes that were not included in the film.
A Spectacular Event
The family-friendly Broadway production of The Lion King is known for its jaw-dropping sets and elaborate costumes that feature African textiles and designs. The show also uses puppets for dramatic effect. The production features a host of African wildlife, including giraffes that soar to heights of 18 feet. The actors who play the giraffes perform on stilts.
Purchase Tickets to The Lion King
Watching The Lion King on Broadway is a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your family will never forget. Tickets for The Lion King are always in high demand, so buy yours now. You can purchase tickets on our secure website or call us to speak with a live agent if you have questions or need assistance.