The Lion King (musical)

1997 stage musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

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 Amsterdam Theatre in 2003
MusicElton John
LyricsTim Rice
BasisThe Lion King, 1994 Disney animated movie
ProductionsBroadway (1997)
Tokyo (1998)
London (1999)
Toronto (2000)
Los Angeles (2000)
Hamburg (2001)
1st North American Tour (2002)
Sydney (2003)
2nd North American Tour (2003)
Netherlands (2004)
Melbourne (2005)
Shanghai (2006)
Seoul (2006)
Paris (2007)
AwardsMolière Award (Best Musical)
Tony Award (Best Musical)
Olivier 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.

The upcoming original 1999 London cast recording album's named "Disney presents THE LION KING: Original London Cast Recording Album CD Soundtrack" release date in 12 February 2021.

The upcoming original 2003 Australian cast recording album's named "Disney presents THE LION KING: Original Australian Cast Recording Album CD Soundtrack" release date in 7 June 2021.