The Lion King Tickets
The Lion King on Broadway is a musical performance based on the animated Disney classic. The show opened in 1997, just three years after the film's theatrical release. While it debuted in Minneapolis, the show quickly began touring and eventually found a home on Broadway in New York City.
Translating The Lion King from a movie into a musical performance was not an easy task. Giant, hollow puppets were constructed to help fulfill some of the roles while the rest of the characters were in elaborate animal costumes. There are 11 lead, supporting and featured characters including Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Nala and Scar. One of the biggest differences between the film and the stage production is Rafiki's gender change, which helps include another leading woman in the Broadway production.
One of the biggest reasons people buy The Lion King tickets is to hear the music. The majority of the music was created by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. While many of the featured songs are adapted from the film, several new songs have been added to the stage production. The new songs help add depth to the plot and include "Shadowland," "Chow Down," "The Lioness Hunt," "The Madness of King Scar," and more.
The original The Lion King Broadway show has earned dozens of awards and nominations, including multiple Drama Desk Awards, a Theatre World Award and several Tony Awards in its opening year. Consistent performances on Broadway and on tour have helped The Lion King in New York become one of the highest-grossing musicals. The popular sales of The Lion King on Broadway tickets paved the way for other Disney-themed musicals, including Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins.
Did you know these Lion King facts?
- The Lion King has performed all over the world while on tour, including the East Room of the White House.
- Phindile Mkhize and her substitute, Ntsepa Ptjeng, both played the role of Rafiki in three different languages while touring Brazil, Switzerland and Shanghai.
- The large demand for The Lion King tickets has helped the show become the first musical to gross over $1 billion.
Current the Lion King Broadway tour schedule
The Lion King in NYC performs every night in Minskoff Theatre except for Mondays. The Lion King tickets are available for evening performances with an additional performance in the afternoon Saturday and Sunday. Cheap Lion King tickets will also be available for Shanghai and Hague, Holland, throughout 2016.