The 1994 Disney animated film Lion King is one of the most successful drawn film in history. It is the highest grossing 2D animated film with earnings over $951 million. The story of Simba and his journey to become the King has definitely captured the hearts of many kids and adults as well. The tandem of Timon and Pumba matched with a lively music score is already part of our childhood. The music by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice became instant hits because of the movie. The official soundtrack of the film include songs like “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, “Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, “Hakuna Matata” and “This Land”. The soundtrack became a worldwide hit with over 10 million copies sold in the United States. In 1995, it garnered a diamond record which is 10x Platinum. It holds the highest sales record from an animated film. It has also received awards such as Best Original Score and Best Original Song in the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Due to the success of the Lion King soundtrack, a musical adaptation debuted on July 8, 1997 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Broadway musical Lion King became an instant success with positive critic reviews even before its premiere on Broadway on November 13, 1997. The musical has been ongoing for the past fifteen years in different countries all over the world such as Tokyo, London, Hamburg, Paris, Seoul, Johannesburg, Mexico, Taipei, Madrid, Singapore, United Kingdom and of course United States. Minor changes were made for the musical adaptation such as Rafiki’s gender which has become female. New scenes which were not in the film were also added such as Nala’s departure in the scene “The Madness of King Scar”. There were also additional songs such as “Morning Report”, “Shadowland”, “Endless Night” and “One by One”. Witness the wonder of Lion King all over again and watch the Broadway production of Lion King the Musical.
Below are all upcoming Lion King performances listed in alphabetical order by city.
The Lion King Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
The Lion King Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
The Lion King Charlotte, NC Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
The Lion King Dallas, TX Music Hall At Fair Park
The Lion King Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House
The Lion King Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
The Lion King New York, NY Minskoff Theatre
The Lion King Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre - Omaha
The Lion King San Francisco, CA Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco
The Lion King Tulsa, OK Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Chapman Music Hall
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