Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
The Lion King continues to rule the roost up and down the storied Broadway strip. Reigning at the Minskoff Theatre since October of 1997, the musical scored six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1998.
Today, it is the highest-grossing show in Broadway history. It also continues to have an almost perfect rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from audiences and critics alike, and has steadily performed to over 100 percent capacity since it opened 17 years ago. (Source: entertainment.link.com)
In addition, director-designer Julie Taymor's acclaimed production now has a touring ensemble traveling across America’s heartland. The cast has already played to packed houses in Cleveland, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Los Angeles, Tempe, Honolulu, Seattle and Atlanta over the past 18 months.
Currently the U.S. cast is on a 72-show run at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C. through Sunday August 17, 2014. Another international production is playing an extended 120-show schedule at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
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Originally released as an animated musical adventure by Walt Disney in 1994, The Lion King has earned over $951 million worldwide as of 2011 and is the highest-grossing hand-drawn film in history. The movie won two Academy Awards in music and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, with its songs written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice and original score by Hans Zimmer.
The current Broadway adaptation opened in October of 1997, and is now the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history. Also, as of April 2012, it became the highest grossing Broadway show of all time, with over $853.8 million in receipts. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical opens in regal fashion. The drums kick in and an enormous paper sun unfolds in a golden glow. Giraffes saunter. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. Cheetahs prowl and zebras prance as the lush savanna comes to life. Then, as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises out of the stage.
The brightly plumed musical paints a dreamscape of jungle characters in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. According to reviewers, Taymor's genius lay in cutting the sentiment with healthy doses of vaudeville and music-hall humor, and in enlarging and strengthening the female roles.
Plus the fabulous puppets of Taymor and Michael Curry - giant pachyderms, tiny shadows, stilt-walking giraffes, soaring birds, dancing grasslands – add to the wonder of the show.
Then there’s Elton John and Tim Rice's hit songs (including "Circle of Life, "Hakuna Matata," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), Hans Zimmer's Oscar-winning score, and Lebo M's outstanding choral arrangements.
And, of course, there’s the story. Ripe with influences from the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses, and plays Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it tells of the trials of Simba, a young lion who is to take his father Mufasa's place as king. However, after his uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba must stop his uncle from conquering the Pride Lands and avenge his father.
With a running time of two hours and 45 minutes, Broadway ticket prices are ranging from $90 to $187 with on-sale dates through March 15, 2015.
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