Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Lion King Opens on Broadway

"The Lion King" Opened on Broadway on November 13, 1997.
November 13, 1997
 Based on the 1994 animated Disney film of the same name, The Lion King had its official opening on this day in 1997 at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway. The show features music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor, it is currently Broadway’s fourth longest-running show in history and the highest grossing of all time. In September of 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.