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
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoyed this Disney classic growing up and love stories of animals in their kingdom. The dancing and singing is phenomenal.

Don't see it if If you did not enjoy this growing up or do not have a tolerance to watch a story about animals in their kingdoms and love fighting evil.

100
Dizzying, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if It is a classic because it is so inventive and amazing!

Don't see it if You only like fluff and tap dancing.

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

See it if you love musical theatre. This is a must see show, beautifully staged with great music and fantastic puppets. Julie Taymor is a genius.

Don't see it if you don't like brilliant, innovative staging.

100
Great singing, Great staging, Epic, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you love the lion king and great effects. amazing costumes

Don't see it if you dont appreciate art and musicality

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if AMAZING Sat in 1st row

Don't see it if N/A

100
Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to forget about all that is wrong with the world and step into a happening with the best of everything.

Don't see it if you have seen it five times already.

100
Masterful, Epic, Clever

See it if young or old, this show is for everyone! The puppetry is just amazing. A MUST SEE!

Don't see it if you don't want to be wow'd!

100
Refreshing, Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You want to experience wonder. It is truly an amazing production. Can't wait to take my son.

Don't see it if You're a fuddy duddy!

100
Must see, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want the total Broadway experience!

Don't see it if you're going to be spending the whole evening comparing it to the Disney cartoon (they're totally different!).

100
Must see, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love creativity and culture!

Don't see it if You don't like the Lion King story or don't like musicals.

100
Epic, Great staging, A full experience, Creative, Magical

See it if you want to see the most creative, well executed show on Broadway

Don't see it if you hate seeing shows with a lot of children in the audience

100
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love music and enjoy being entertained

Don't see it if You don't like music or lively entertainment

100
Wonderous, Imaginative, Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to have one of the best nights on Broadway! Words can't begin to describe the magic of this Disney tale! Wonderful!

Don't see it if I can't even think of a reason you would not want to see this. Run, don't walk to get tix!

100
Enchanting

See it if you love simba!

Don't see it if you hate musicals

100
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You loved the movie. Better live. Great family show

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

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

See it if You don't want to miss out on a classic, inventive show.

Don't see it if You don't like theatrical staging.

Also I have seen this 3 times and enjoyed each time as much or more than th... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Must see, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever

See it if If you enjoyed the Original Disney Production.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy classical Broadway​ shows.

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Youd like an experience youve never had before.

Don't see it if You dont like to many moving parts.

100
Clever, Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want a sensational musical for the whole family

Don't see it if You don't like the movie

100
Must see, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to be totally emerged in an artistic vision.

Don't see it if You're not prepared to experience theater like never before.

100
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if This is your first broadway show! You want to experience something memorable

Don't see it if MUST SEE, MUST SEE NOW! !!

100
Must see, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love Disney... the Lion King...

Don't see it if n/a no reason not to see it...

100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love Disney shows..it's fantastic. The music, staging and acting are wonderful! The circle of life!

Don't see it if you don't like puppetry.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant Julie Taymore has done it again. What a wonderful show. Costumes were mouth opening. Total delight

Don't see it if If you don't like LIONS

100
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if If you love Disney, great singing and incredible costumes as well as a cute story.

Don't see it if You dislike Disney or the story. Or if you don't like actors in aisles.


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