‘The Lion King’ musical officially opens on Broadway 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 13 1997)

Video: 'The Lion King OBC 1997 New York' (20 videos)

(Thursday, November 13, 1997, 6:30 p.m. EST)The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, officially opened tonight on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater.

With over 8,300 performances through November 2017, The Lion King is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and the highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having grossed more than $1 billion.

Video: 'The Lion King- Broadway Soundtrack' (20 videos)

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