The Lion King Racks Up More Awards

News   The Lion King Racks Up More Awards Disney's The Lion King continues to be an awards winner wherever it plays.

The Sydney production of the Tony-winning musical, which opened Oct. 16, 2003, was recently awarded four Helpmann Awards for the Performing Arts. The Aug. 9 ceremony named the Elton John-Tim Rice show Best Musical. Awards were also bestowed upon Julie Taymor (for both Best Direction of a Musical and Best Costume Design) and Garth Fagan (for Best Choreography of a Musical). Worldwide, The Lion King has garnered over 70 major awards with productions currently playing New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Nagoya, Boston as well as a U.S. touring production.

In New York The Lion King plays the New Amsterdam Theatre (W. 42nd Street); call (212) 307-4747 for tickets. Go to www.disneyonbroadway.com for more information.