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The Disney musical based on the animated film of the same name that uses puppetry in amazing new ways.

Story: Scar, in an attempt to claim the crown, kills the current king and attempts to have Pride Rock's heir, Simba, killed. But Simba survives and lives a life of no worries with Timon and Pumbaa in the jungle, until his intended, Nala, finds him and persuades him to return to claim his rightful crown from his tyrannical uncle.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Elton John
Lyricist: Tim Rice
Librettist: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: New Amsterdam Theatre, Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 13, 1997
Total Performances: Still Playing
Original Cast: Gina Breedlove, Kevin Cahoon, Max Casella, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Heather Headley, Geoff Hoyle, Scott Irby-Ranniar, Tsidii Le Loka, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Jason Raize, Tom Alan Robbins, Kajuana Shuford, John Vickery, Samuel E. Wright
Director: Julie Taymor
Choreographer: Garth Fagan
Producer: Disney Theatrical Productions
Musical Director: Joseph Church
Orchestrations: Robert Elhai, David Metzger, Bruce Fowler
Scenic Design: Richard Hudson
Costume Design: Julie Taymor
Lighting Design: Donald Holder

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