The Lion King (musical)

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The Lion King
New York New Amsterdam Theatre 2003.jpg
New Amsterdam Theatre in 2003
Music Elton John
Lyrics Tim Rice
Basis The Lion King, 1994 Disney animated movie
Productions Broadway (1997)
West End (1998)
Awards Molière Award (Best Musical)
Tony Award (Best Musical)

The Lion King is a musical. It is based on a 1994 Disney animated movie of the same name. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. Elton John wrote the music. Julie Taymor directed. The musical uses giant puppets.

The musical opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on 13 November 1997. A production opened in the West End at the Lyceum Theatre on 19 October 1999.

The musical has won many awards including Drama Desk Awards, Tony Awards, a Theatre World Award, Lawrence Oliver Awards, and Molière Awards.