The Lion King
The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical. The musical debuted July 8, 1997, in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre, and was an instant success before premiering on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on October 15, 1997 in previews with the official opening on November 13, 1997. The Lion King has now become the biggest gross income entertainment piece of all time just surpassed The Phantom of the Opera.
Now Playing / Minskoff Theatre NYC
First Preview: Oct 15, 1997 Opens 13, Nov 1997 Broadway
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Cast (March 2017)
Stephen Carlile – Scar
L. Steven Taylor – Mufasa
Tshidi Manye – Rafiki
Cameron Pow – Zazu
Ben Jeffrey – Pumbaa
Fred Berman – Timon
Jelanie Remy – Sinba
Adrienne Walker – Nala
James Brown-Orleans – Banzai
Bonita J. Hamilton – Shenzi
The Minskoff Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 1515 Broadway in midtown-Manhattan. It is the home of the musical The Lion King, based on the Disney animated film of the same name. The 1,621-seat venue, designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs, is on the third floor of One Astor Plaza, an office tower constructed on the site of the legendary Astor Hotel. Named after Sam Minskoff and Sons, builders and owners of the high-rise building, it opened on March 13, 1973, with a revival of Irene starring Debbie Reynolds. Over the years it has served as host to musicals, dance companies, and concerts. In 1981, it hosted Miss Universe 1981, won by Irene Saez of Venezuela, as well as the transfer of Joseph Papp’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. In 1994, Sunset Boulevard was a hit at the theatre. In 2006, The Lion King transferred to the theatre, where it continues to run, as of 2012.
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200 West 45Th Street (between 7Ave & Broadway) New York, NY 10036
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Square
Monday – Sat: 10 am – 8.00 pm Sun 11 am – 6pm
There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the orchestra section or on the mezzanine.
These locations are the ONLY ones that do not involve steps. All levels are accessible via the main lobby elevator that is designated for guests with disabilities. (See seating chart.)
The Minskoff is equipped with handicapped restrooms on the theatre’s orchestra level, as well as on the mezzanine level. They can be accessed via a main lobby elevator that is strictly designated for guests with disabilities. Policy for our Patrons with Disabilities:
The Lion King on Broadway – Tickets – Theatregold- Elton John – Tim Rice