Experience the circle of life as Disney’s beloved film The Lion King comes to eye-popping life onstage on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre.
Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King is one of the greatest and most successful Broadway musicals of all time.
Directed by Julie Taymor, and featuring a visual feast of costumes and sets, The Lion King won six Tony Awards and features music by Elton John (Billy Elliot) and lyrics by Time Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).
With songs from the movie including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, The Lion King is a visually spectacular show that has extraordinary warmth, passion and drama.
The lion cub Simba, who is born in the African heartland, is destined to become king. But evil interferes: The devious uncle Scar slays Simba’s father, King Mufasa, and blames it on the young cub. Simba, deeply sad and ashamed, goes into self-exile. As Simba wanders the jungle, he grows into a lion, and eventually returns to reclaim the throne. A jealous brother who kills the king and banishes the young prince? Yes, it’s Hamlet of the animal kingdom.