New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Lion King (NYC)

From 26 critic and 10,449 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see

About the show

In Julie Taymor's Tony Award winning retelling of Disney's animated hit, puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters, creating the story of young Simba's rise to the throne. More…

The award-winning stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film, 'The Lion King' tells the story of a young lion prince, Simba. He idolizes his father, the king Mufasa, while at the same time youthfully shirks the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes Mufasa’s life, Simba must fulfill his destiny to be king. 'The Lion King' is the winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

2h 30m | Open run | Minskoff Theatre (Midtown W)

Syracuse Herald Journal

"Disney delivers razzle dazzle, plus pomp and pageantry..."The Lion King" needs it. The coming-of-age story is about as fresh as yesterday's bread and as tiny as one of those sidekicks in Disney's animated film." Full Review

Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if I saw this years ago with my sister and nieces and everyone LOVED it. From the very first moment, an absolute must see! The best of broadway

Don't see it if you don't like disney or the lion king story, otherwise there is no way you won't enjoy this entertaining musical:)

Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if I saw this with my daughter when she was young.The acting and singing along with the costumes and scenery moving completed this awesome show

Don't see it if It’s a Disney show and this might not be for everyone

Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Amazing scenery and costumes. An exquisite performance from the whole cast. It holds up well from the first time I saw it 10 years ago!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love musicals and great staging

Don't see it if you hate Disney

Also it was absolutely amazing. Great singing, acting, staging.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You loved the movie, if you are enchanted by amazing sets and costumes and a ridiculously talented ensemble.

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch people playing animals?

Best visual production ever, Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like great music, stunning visuals, gorgeous production. And you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.

Don't see it if You're a scrooge! I've never met anyone who didn't like it.

Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love musicals. It is a must see creative staging, singing. Just an overall fun experience

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. It is A must see experience

Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to be pulled into this beautiful masterpiece of story, music, and dance.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or Disney.

Must see, Epic, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to be totally mesmerized and liked the movie. I nearly cried during the opening scene - so powerful and immersive.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see puppetry and don’t want the be in an audience with a lot of children.

Masterful, Must see, Epic, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if This is a true Broadway spectacle, it's the movie come to life. There is magic happening on the stage and in the aisles.

Don't see it if There's nothing to dislike. Go see it!

Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to have an unforgetable experience! It is totally absorbing; the set, music; makes you feel like you are part of the whole thing.

Don't see it if you are brain dead.

Masterful, Epic, Exquisite

See it if love theatre and want to see one of the most artistically unique pieces to ever hit a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if don't want that!

Delightful, Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie but want more depth to the story. Saw it 18 years ago when I was 8 and I still vividly remember the show! It's timeless.

Don't see it if you want it to be exactly like the movie.

Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if to see the best mix of song and creativity and inventiveness! Timeless and classic forever! Still holds up!

Don't see it if you hate Disney, and musicals from animated movies. .

Masterful, Great staging, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love Broadway magic, classic Disney films and beautiful puppetry!

Don't see it if You don't like Disney

Epic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are curious how they bring the animals to Broadway and you're a huge fan of the original

Don't see it if You dislike disney...

Must see, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you like good singers ,very good dancers .

Don't see it if If you don't like lion king movies

Absorbing, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see beautiful costumes, fabulous acting, and a fan of the movie. It will not disappoint!

Don't see it if No! You have to see it!

Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if This show will stay on Broadway as long as possible. If it leaves, it will be because there is too much Disney. It is that good.

Don't see it if You really aren’t a fan of Disney or Puppetry, that is the only reason I can think of.

Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if I fought for a long time against seeing this show...but the stagecraft, dance, song and story finally won me over.

Don't see it if you want to be one of the remaining few who have not seen it.

Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if you want to experience musical theater that's not only a nod to the movie, but also a beautiful capture of many African cultures & languages

Don't see it if you dislike overly popular shows, productions that include different languages, or productions that emerge from the spaces in the audience.

Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if if you enjoy Julie Taymor's artistry, a timeless theme about becoming an adult, characters wearing masks, an African setting

Don't see it if if you don't like Disney's magical themes or PG-rated family-friendly entertainment or little kids sitting in your row

Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if One of the best still on Broadway

Don't see it if It's great for all age and still going strong

Riveting, Epic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want one of the most beautiful visual/aesthetic experiences on Broadway (besides 'Great Comet' but that closed because life is horrible)

Don't see it if You lack a soul.

Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if You want to see one of the best shows in your life fabulous costumes fabulous story fabulous singing fabulous staging

Don't see it if You hate musicals or stories with a moral

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