Based on the 1994 Disney animated film following the journey of young lion prince, Simba, The Lion King musical features intense physical stage work and several visual surprises that keeps your attention from start to finish. The classic journey of Simba will astound your senses and inspire you with the wonder of life as giraffes stride, birds swoop, and gazelles spring across the breathtaking horizon on stage. After 5,350 performances in 14 years the Lion King musical remains a favorite among people and continues to have 8 performances weekly, it is a story about love and redemption that nobody should miss.
The Lion King Musical Awards and AcknowledgmentsThe Lion King musical premiered on Broadway in 1997 it is now the seventh longest running show in Broadway history. Featuring a profound display driven by primal African rhythms, extraordinary songs, and breathtaking displays of exotic African wildlife brought to life. Winner of several awards including Tony Awards for Best musical, Choreography, Scenic Design for a musical, and Costume Design for a Musical. As well as Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, Puppet Design, Set Design, and Choreography. Listed below is what critics have been saying about Lion King the usial.
‘‘The breathtakingly staged Broadway adaptation of Disney's king of the cartoon jungle is an instant theater classic.’’ Review by Chris Willman from Entertainment Weekly
‘‘A jaw-dropping magnificent spectacle. The show and the playhouse are enchanting. The unprecedented production is worth every penny." Review by Linda Winer from Newsday
‘‘Awe-inspiring! Broadway theater is alive again. [Julie] Taymor's imaginative ideas seem limitless. it's a gorgeous, gasp-inducing spectacle. Most important - against all odds - it has innocence. The show appeals to our primal, childlike excitement in the power of theater to make us see things afresh.’’ Review by Richard Zoglin from Time Magazine
‘‘Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's The Lion King is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity. Leaping far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version improves upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from visual artistry and storytelling to Lebo M's score and the newly African-ized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice.’’ Review by Greg Evans from Variety
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