New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Lion King (NYC)

From 26 critic and 10,452 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)


100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A Broadway stage actually transformed into a jungle complete with beautiful animals of all kinds! It was so beautiful I had to see it twice

Don't see it if You have bad knees. I must admit sitting in the tight seats were hard on my knees but the show was so awesome the time flew by.

100
Refreshing, Must see, Profound, Clever, Absorbing

See it if some of the most amazing choreography you will ever see - this show has become a classic

Don't see it if you dislike Disney

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love great music, great acting and an interesting story

Don't see it if You hate musicals

100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to watch something enchanting, just like the movie

Don't see it if you prefer a bit more serious, more drama

100
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if Lion king is a classic must see. The animals come to life with the actors. Seen it several times

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

100
Enchanting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love the theater and being transported to a world of your imagination. The puppets are awesome.

Don't see it if You expect to see a cartoon. It is a work of art and lots of fun, too.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you loved anything Disney! Costuming is beautiful, It's engaging, powerful and mesmerizing.

Don't see it if no downside to seeing it, family friendly, but wouldn't recommend for ages younger than 6.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a holistically immersive, epic, and masterful theatrical experience; particularly good for families

Don't see it if personification of animals does not resonate with you

100
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love musicals.

Don't see it if Why wouldn't anyone want to see this awesome show.

100
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to be amazed at the very clever staging and costumes. Truly nothing else like it.

Don't see it if you want a serious play. This is a colorful, wonderful musical.

100
Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You liked the movie. You love great singing and acting. You want to see Disney's best on Broadway. You have a family.

Don't see it if You want a serious play or if you don't like Disney.

100
Masterful, Insipid, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy being a part of the energy of live theatre. So imaginative and moving. Fun for the whole family

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theatrical fantasy and using your imagination.

100
Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are young or young at heart, and need a lift!

Don't see it if Do not enjoy super staging and grand productions.

100
Absorbing, Original, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Anyone who appreciates great staging, great choreography and has an imagination

Don't see it if If you don't appreciate staging and choreography or need mature content

100
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love Disney and the Lion King. This is a beautiful story and it was brought to the stage in such an amazing way.

Don't see it if you love the cartoon and won't be able to handle seeing the people in their customs.

100
Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you just love Broadway creativity! Its a don't miss Julie Taymor hit! Fabulous every step of the way!

Don't see it if you're a nerd who cant appreciate supreme acting and design talent and skills

100
Exquisite, Delightful, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate brilliant staging and choreography. Incredible costumes. Smart and unique theater.

Don't see it if You dont like spectacular Broadway musicals.

100
Great staging, Exquisite, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE SHOWS ON BROADWAY. A SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

Don't see it if WHATS NOT TO LIKE

100
Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if love classic Disney

Don't see it if not into musicals based off of cartoons

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Riveting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love the best of Broadway

Don't see it if Why wouldn't you see it? It's perfect

100
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if Love musicals.

Don't see it if N/A

100
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want great theater

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

100
Riveting, Edgy, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if yOU LOVE A GREAT STORY

Don't see it if YOU DON'T LIKE PUPPETRY

100
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you love theater

Don't see it if you want to enjoy yourself

100
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if The one Disney show I absolutely love to attend. Engaging for adults and children. I have seen it multiple times; enjoy each time.

Don't see it if Who would not want to see the Lion King? Simple presentation of an important life message.


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