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)

Absorbing, Funny, Exquisite, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a great show

Don't see it if You have no vision

Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Great

Don't see it if Na

Slow, Original, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If costumes draw you to shows. The staging is awesome.

Don't see it if The story is the same as the Disney movie. I have seen people bring small children to the production & the children cry. It's for older kids

Fluffy, Great staging, Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if See it if you appreciate visuals and spectacle. The staging, costume design, and lighting design are phenomenal. The Music is exciting too

Don't see it if Don't see it if you dislike children's movies. While it hasinventive moments, this is a show for families and kids, and never manages depth

I am only doing this to get free points, get a free ticket to hamilton and then destroy it on webcam in front of matt cause it will be funny, Pride rock is not a genre, Simon and bumbo were funny, Animation was okay, Meh

See it if I'm 12

Don't see it if I'm not 12

Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Loved it.

Don't see it if No

Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You like Disney and want to see some amazing costumes.

Don't see it if You're looking for something original.

Enchanting, Funny, Cliched, Confusing, Clever

See it if stunning

Don't see it if was the real lion

Fluffy, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like disney

Don't see it if you don't want a fluff piece

Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You haven't seen the movie or are taking little kids who haven't been inundated.

Don't see it if You missed it when it opened so many years ago like I did. It's dated.

Slow, Overrated, Great singing, Clever, Disappointing

See it if Enjoy Tribal themes, African inspiration, simple visuals

Don't see it if You are expecting exciting visual

Relevant, Quirky, Enchanting, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love a lot of singing and african themed music

Don't see it if You're not into cheesy sets

Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging

See it if You simply love the music.

Don't see it if There is any other show you could be seeing instead.

Great staging, Slow, Overrated

See it if Your kids love the story

Don't see it if You expect it to live up to the movie

Too much going on all around., Distracting, Annoying, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You have kids...

Don't see it if You don't know story, because you still won't... Excellent costumes in the isles, makes it more like a circus going on...

Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love Disney. Love cultural shows. Don't mind nasal singing

Don't see it if You are a hardcore Disney fan.

Riveting, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a big fan of Disney and Lion King, you are a big group or family with young kids or you have seen all the new shows.

Don't see it if You are a young adult looking for something really good, and don't plan to see many shows.

Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are looking for the African heratige version of the lion king. It isn't the Disney version.

Don't see it if You want to see your favorite Disney movie come to life, because it isn't in any means like the movie.

Epic, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are a massive Disney fanatic

Don't see it if you aren't a huge fan of the movie

Overrated, Dated, Cliched

See it if You LOVED the movie

Don't see it if You like current issues

Cliched, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Your VCR is broken so you can't just watch the movie. Or if you really love puppets.

Don't see it if Don't like actors imitating the voices and mannerisms from the film. I can picture the auditions... "can you sound like Jeremy Irons?"

Cliched, Disappointing

See it if I was disappointed

Don't see it if You like a good plot

Great acting, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You have kids and want to take them to their first Broadway show.

Don't see it if N/A

Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing


Don't see it if YOU DONT

Not entertaining, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you just want to go with the rest of the crowd who rave about it

Don't see it if you actually want to enjoy a show- it was painful

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