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.