On Nov. 13, 1997, “The Lion King” burst onto the Broadway stage when it reopened the historic New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. 

In 2006, the show moved to The Minskoff Theatre, where it’s been playing to sold out crowds nightly.

“On Stage” host Frank DiLella spoke with Tom Schumacher, Disney Theatrical Productions president, Julie Taymor, a Tony winning director and designer, and actor L. Steven Taylor, who plays the character of Mufasa.​