- Preview: October 15, 1997
- Open: November 13, 1997
Julie Taymor's acclaimed staging of the Disney animated film has been hailed as a Broadway landmark. The story focuses on a young lion cub's personal journey toward his destiny as king. The Lion King tells the story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.
This production went on hiatus, due to the COVID 19 restrictions, beginning March 12, 2020. It went back into Rehearsals on August 17, 2021 and resumed performances on September 14, 2021.