Disney’s The Lion King —now in its second sold-out decade on Broadway—has been enthusiastically welcomed to Oklahoma City. The Lion King, which has been thrilling audiences on Broadway and across the world, continues its run at the Civic Center Music Hall through May 24th.
Worldwide, The Lion King is the winner of over 40 major awards, including: six 1998 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards; six Los Angeles Ovation Awards; six New York Outer Critics Circle Awards; three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards; two Laurence Olivier Awards; the London Evening Standard Award for 1999 Theatrical Event of the Year; the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical; a 1998 Theatre World Award; the Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography; a Drama League Award; and a 1999 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Director Julie Taymor became the first woman in Broadway history to win the Tony® Award for Best Director of a Musical. Taymor, along with Michael Curry, created hundreds of masks and puppets for The Lion King. Choreography is by Garth Fagan, scenic design is by Richard Hudson, costume design is by Julie Taymor and lighting design is by Donald Holder. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated film and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Lion King. The score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from the animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice, additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer.
The Lion King continues through May 24th with performances Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each week, with only two exceptions. On Thursday, May 21st there are performances at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 24th there is only a 1:00 p.m. performance. Ticket prices range from $25.00 to $75.00.
The Lion King is welcomed by AT&T and presented in conjunction with the Celebrity Attractions’ 2008-2009 Broadway Season which includes the nationally touring Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone. For tickets, call the Civic Center Music Hall at (405) 297-2264 or order online at www.CelebrityAttractions.com. For more information, visit the Celebrity Attractions’ website at www.CelebrityAttractions.com.