Year 2012: "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show

The Lion King is a musical adaptation of the 1994 Academy Award-winning film, The Lion King. It follows the story of a young lion prince named Simba living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. When an unthinkable tragedy orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew to take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.The musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Here is a video where "The Lion King" producers talk about the memorable music of the stage play.