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The Lion King (musical)

stage musical

The Lion King is a musical. It is based on a 1994 Disney animated movie of the same name. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. Elton John wrote the music. Julie Taymor directed. The musical uses giant puppets.

The Lion King
New York New Amsterdam Theatre 2003.jpg
New Amsterdam Theatre in 2003
MusicElton John
LyricsTim Rice
BasisThe Lion King, 1994 Disney animated movie
ProductionsBroadway (1997)
West End (1998)
AwardsMolière Award (Best Musical)
Tony Award (Best Musical)

The musical opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on 13 November 1997. A production opened in the West End at the Lyceum Theatre on 19 October 1999.

The musical has won many awards including Drama Desk Awards, Tony Awards, a Theatre World Award, Lawrence Oliver Awards, and Molière Awards.