On November 13, 1997, THE LION KING opened on Broadway. It would go on to win six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Today it celebrates its 20th Birthday! It has played 8,325 performances on Broadway.
On April 19, 2018, THE LION KING opens a twenty-three (23) performance run at Robinson Center Performance Hall in the show’s first-ever production in Little Rock. Celebrity Attractions has brought the show to the Rock.
The twenty-three performances over eighteen days is the longest run a Broadway touring production has ever had in Little Rock. It eclipses the record of twelve days held by Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera.
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular “one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.
THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.