| Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Based on Disney's The Lion King and themes from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice.
Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor.
The original Broadway production opened on 13 November 1997 and was directed by Julie Taymor with choreography by Garth Fagan.