Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Lion King (NYC)

From 10,892 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)

Member Reviews (10892)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see
Avg Score

Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Great for all ages.

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

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if are alive.

Don't see it if have already seen it three hundred times. Unless you want to.

Enchanting, Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Magnificent!

Don't see it if nothing

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're looking to laugh, cry, be confused, have a revelation, and all in all enjoy yourself! It is a good way to "leave" real life!

Don't see it if you don't like excitement and nostalgia!

Must see, Profound, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if its Disney musical

Don't see it if if its not disney

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting

See it if It was wonderful. I've seen it 2 times. And plan on going 2 more times. Once in Schenectady and again on Broadway

Don't see it if There's no negative reviews from me.

Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if People of all ages.

Don't see it if You'll be surprised. Just go.

Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You need something to inspire you and lift you up.

Don't see it if You don't like less stage sets

Entertaining, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if Very well executed

Don't see it if No comments


See it if I were going with a friend

Don't see it if the price was too high

Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Profound, Must see

See it if You enjoy Disney movies come to live

Don't see it if Your not fascinated by Disney

Ambitious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love animals, a love story and have a soft spot in your heart.

Don't see it if You can't lose yourself as a child for a few hours.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful, great show! Worth every penny! !

Don't see it if Don't want to entertained

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. If you enjoy bigger than life action

Don't see it if You don't like amazing performance and music

Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if First time I was it was 20 years ago on Broadway & I was enchanted with all of it. I saw it again in Boston 2 years ago and it was amazing!

Don't see it if You don't want to have a great time.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Epic

See it if You love the classic Disney movie and want to see it brought to real life.

Don't see it if you're not into animals and want to see a more realistic play

Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Epic, Masterful

See it if LOVED IT! Would see it again...and again! Great costumes, great acting, and great story!

Don't see it if You don't like a great show

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Loved it!

Don't see it if No comment

Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you love Disney and great music and acting. The entire show is breathtaking. Children of all ages will love this show.

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

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Riveting

See it if Loved the show. Costumes were beautiful. Beautiful story line.

Don't see it if You do not like beauty.

Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Must see

See it if You love to be entertained

Don't see it if U don't like animals

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic, Great staging

See it if The show was captivating from the opening, i was highly entertained. I would recommend it for the entire family.

Don't see it if You don't want to be amazed

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if Loved it.

Don't see it if No


See it if I hear it is fantastic

Don't see it if Haven't seen it yet

Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you have kids

Don't see it if you're in a bad mood.

November 14th, 1997
"You can only marvel at the exotic procession of animals before you: the giraffes and the elephants and the hippopotamuses and all those birds in balletic flight. These are creatures of air and light and even a touch of divinity. Where are you, really, anyway? Somehow you have fallen into what ap...
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March 29th, 2012
"Taymor populates the stage with an amazing menagerie of beasts; her audacious staging expands a simple cub into the pride of Broadway, not merely a fable of heredity but a celebration of heritage."
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August 11th, 2007
"You will be bombarded by some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights theater can offer from before and behind, so eyes in the back of the head will come in handy.
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September 17th, 2018
"'The Lion King' was astonishing, in the jaw-dropping manner of speaking. And today, 21 years later, it still is...Taymor, the avant-garde director to whom Disney entrusted the piece, outdid herself...Everything still looks wonderful, and looks practically brand new, too. One of the stunning elem...
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Cast & Creatives (17)