Julie Taymor's inventive retelling of Disney's animated hit took Broadway by storm in 1999 - and it's still roaring strong. Puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters as we follow the rise of young Simba to the throne.This show has moved (about a block) to another theatre.Click here for tickets to performances at the new venue.
After six years, this brightly plumed Disney musical comedy is still the Broadway destination of choice for most city visitors. At the New Amsterdam, visitors from Omaha, Oahu, and Oman alike are treated to one of the most lavishly restored of the grand old Broadway houses and a production that won almost universal critical praise for its powerful mixture of theatre traditions from around the world.
It's an odd entertainment that can stir the dreams of both the father and the five year-old, but this strange mix of old-time Broadway showmanship and the Natural History Museum seems to do the trick. All ages admitted - everyone must have a ticket.
Evening performances are recommended for 6 and above.