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List of Elton John plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Elton John, playwright. This Elton John plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Elton John characters. This list of plays by Elton John is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. List features items like Aida and The Lion King. What plays did Elton John write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Elton John and can help you decide, "What are the best Elton John plays?" (4 items)
Aida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Elton John Plays List
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Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical. Aida premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004. The musical also ran from 2002 to 2003 and from 2006 to 2007 during two US national tours, and also ran in international productions which performed in 20 different countries, and is still performed in international productions, regional theatres, colleges and high schools. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: David Henry Hwang , Elton John , Linda Woolverton , Robert Falls , Tim Rice

Characters: Aida, Amneris, Amonasro, Radames, The King of Egypt, + more

Also Ranked

#30 on Stage Musicals That Would Make Great Movies

#5 on The Best Italian Operas

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Billy Elliot the Musical is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Elton John Plays List
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Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around motherless Billy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his personal struggle and fulfillment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners' strike in County Durham, in North Eastern England. Hall's screenplay was inspired in part by A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel about a miners' strike, The Stars Look Down, to which the musical's opening song pays homage. The musical premiered in London's West End in 2005 and was nominated for nine ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Elton John , Lee Hall

Characters: Billy Elliot, Debbie Wilkinson, Tony Elliot, Mr. Braithwaite, George Watson, + more

Also Ranked

#29 on The Best Tony Award Winning Musicals

#18 on The Best Musicals Based on Movies

#34 on The Best Broadway Shows for Kids

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Lestat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Elton John Plays List
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Lestat is a Broadway musical inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. The score is by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, book by Linda Woolverton and directed by Robert Jess Roth with musical staging by Matt West. Scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans, visual concept design by Dave McKean, and hair design by Tom Watson. The show was directed by Robert Jess Roth. The title role of Lestat was played by Hugh Panaro, and starred Carolee Carmello as Gabrielle, Drew Sarich as Armand, Jim Stanek as Louis, Roderick Hill as Nicolas, Michael Genet as Marius, and Allison Fischer as Claudia. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Elton John , Linda Woolverton

Characters: Claudia, Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, Armand, Nicolas de Lenfent, + more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Elton John Plays List
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The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical. The musical debuted July 8, 1997, in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre, and was an instant success before premiering on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on October 15, 1997 in previews with the official opening on November 13, 1997. On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre to make ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Mark Mancina , Elton John , Jay Rifkin , Hans Zimmer , Irene Mecchi , + more

Characters: Scar, Simba, Mufasa, Pumbaa, Nala, + more

Also Ranked

#8 on The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked

#4 on The Best Tony Award Winning Musicals

#4 on The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

#2 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 90s

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