Theatre: Minskoff
Status: Currently On
(September 14, 2021 - )
Reopening Dates
  • Rehearsal: August 17, 2021
  • Open: September 14, 2021
  • Preview: October 15, 1997
  • Open: November 13, 1997
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins
Performances: Tues (7pm), Wed (7pm), Thurs (8pm), Fri (8pm), Sat (2&8pm), Sun (1&6:30)

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.

For The Record:

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.

Last Week's Gross: $1,795,439
Last Week's Capacity: 95%
Total Gross to Date: $1,810,315,255

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

Ken Denison

Casting Director:

Mark Brandon at Binder Casting

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Supervisor:

Lisa Dawn Cave

Production Stage Manager: 

Jimmie Lee Smith


Elton John


Tim Rice


Julie Taymor


Garth Fagan


Richard Hudson


Donald Holder

Musical Director: 

Karl Jurman

Hair Design:

Michael Ward


Simba  09/14/2021 -
Nala  07/16/2019 -
Timon  06/15/2010 -
Pumbaa  05/29/2018 -
Scar  01/31/2017 -
Mufasa  07/10/2015 -
Rafiki  09/19/2017 -
Zazu  07/05/2016 -