The Lion King

Musical - Original

New Amsterdam Theatre (November 13, 1997 - June 04, 2006)
Minskoff Theatre (June 13, 2006 - )
  • First Preview: October 15, 1997
  • Opening Date: November 13, 1997
  • Closing Date: Currently Running
  • Previews: 33
  • Performances: 6979 as of August 17, 2014

Music: Elton John

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Book: Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers

Synopsis

Lion cub prince Simba grows up in the African heartland until tragedy forces him to run away. He ultimately learns to take his rightful place in the animal kingdom, in this musical version of the Disney animated film.

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Opening Night Production Credits

Roger Allers Roger Allers Book
Irene Mecchi Irene Mecchi Book
Elton John Elton John Music
Tim Rice Tim Rice Lyrics
Lebo M Lebo M Additional Music & Lyrics
Mark Mancina Mark Mancina Additional Music & Lyrics
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Videos (8)

 

Shows That Opened That Season: 1997 - 1998

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Choreography Garth Fagan Winner
1998 Outstanding Costume Design Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Outstanding Director of a Musical Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Geoff Hoyle Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Max Casella Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Tsidii Le Loka Winner
1998 Outstanding Lighting Design Donald Holder Winner
1998 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations Robert Elhai
David Metzger
Bruce Fowler
Nominee
1998 Outstanding Puppet Design Julie Taymor
Michael Curry
Winner
1998 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Richard Hudson Winner
1998 Outstanding Sound Design Tony Meola Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Best Musical Elton John
Tim Rice
Roger Allers
Irene Mecchi
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Choreography Garth Fagan Winner
1998 Outstanding Costume Design Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Outstanding Director of a Musical Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Tsidii Le Loka Winner
1998 Outstanding Lighting Design Donald Holder Winner
1998 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee
1998 Outstanding Set Design Richard Hudson Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Theatre World Award Max Casella Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Book of a Musical Roger Allers
Irene Mecchi
Nominee
1998 Choreography Garth Fagan Winner
1998 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Direction of a Musical Julie Taymor Winner
1998 Featured Actor in a Musical Samuel E. Wright Nominee
1998 Featured Actress in a Musical Tsidii Le Loka Nominee
1998 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Donald Holder Winner
1998 Musical   Winner
1998 Orchestrations Robert Elhai
David Metzger
Bruce Fowler
Nominee
1998 Original Score Elton John
Tim Rice
Mark Mancina
Lebo M
Jay Rifkin
Hans Zimmer
Julie Taymor
Nominee
1998 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Richard Hudson Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Aug. 17, 2014 12 $2,208,482
$2,265,937
-$86,831 $164.20
$197.50
13450
1700
8
0
98.90% -1.11%
Aug. 10, 2014 11 $2,295,313
$2,293,528
-$263,763 $168.76
$197.50
13601
1700
8
0
100.01% -0.03%
Aug. 3, 2014 10 $2,559,076
$2,552,628
$254,278 $167.19
$197.50
15306
1700
9
0
100.04% 0.01%
Jul. 27, 2014 9 $2,304,798
$2,284,331
- $169.42
-
13604
1700
8
0
100.03% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $9,367,669
$9,396,424
  $167.39 55961
56100
33
0
99.75 %  
Cumulative
  $1,084,150,373
$1,119,827,510
  $92.20
$251.25
11808564
12086298
6968
33
97.70 %  
 
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