- The Lion King opened on broadway in 1997 ( Nov. 13, 1997 to be exact ).
- Its preview began on Oct. 15, 1997.
- It is the fifth longest running show in broadway history, with 6,621.
- The music for the production, and the Disney movie, was done by Elton John.
- The show was debuted not even on broadway, it was in Minneapolis, MN in the Orpheum Theatre in July 1997.
- 1998 Tony best musical
- 1998 Tony best scene design
- Lion King has been seen by more then 54 million people in 14 different countries on 5 continents.
- The Lion King is the longest running musical on broadway.
- Lion King is one of the five productions in theatre history to play for 10 years or more.