Be prepared to check out The Lion King, Broadway's wildly popular and third-longest-running show. The Disney film captured the emotions of countless audiences upon its premiere in 1994, and the musical adaptation did the same just three years later. The Lion King musical faithfully retains all the hit songs from the film, like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," "Hakuna Matata," and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," but the show also creates a wholly unique visual experience of its own, bringing the wildlife of the Pride Lands to life with life-size carved puppets that the actors wear.
NOTE: This review was written by The Lion King alum Kyle Wrentz in celebration of the show's 20th Anniversary on Broadway... A sunrise on a day. It could be a Saturday or a Wednesday, but regardless, 20 years later, The Lion King is still a timeless piece of artistry and magical allure. The moment you hear Rafiki’s clarion call across the pridelands welcoming the new prince to the kingdom, you... Read more