How The Lion King Made It to the Stage
Getting to Broadway
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
Everybody knows The Lion King, the story of a little cub that grows up to become the king of the Pride Lands. Few, however, know the story of how The Lion King came to be the king of all musicals. It is the highest-grossing show on Broadway, earning over 1.3 billion dollars at the box office. This book takes you on the journey that began with the modest idea of an animated movie about lions and hyenas. You'll see for yourself why this musical has played on every continent except Antarctica to more than ninety million people.