← Choose a Document The Lion King - Broadway, NYC | 1997 The Lion King Don Holder
LION KING, the musical debuted July 8, 1997, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Orpheum Theatre. It then moved to Broadway premiering at the New Amsterdam Theater on October 15, 1997, in previews with the official opening on November 13, 1997. On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre, where it is still running.
The holdings here on TLA are of the original productions in Minneapolis and at the New Amsterdam in New York.

We would like to thank Don Holder as well as Associate Lighting Design: Jeanne Koenig; Assistant Lighting Design: Martin Vreeland; and Automated Lighting Programmer: Aland Henderson for their help in collecting and sharing these papers.