Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Lion King (NYC)

From 11,384 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 (11384)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

92
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to understand why your children were enchanted with The Lion King!

Don't see it if Not into Africa

100
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Must see, Enchanting

See it if You love the theater, great music, costumes, writing, story, & cast. Magical!

Don't see it if You don't like culture, animals, Africa, or have a sense of humor!

100
Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if I loved it

Don't see it if I would let everyone know to see if

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if A child

Don't see it if don't like animals

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to see a great show

Don't see it if you need to see it

98
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if Everyone in the entire family will love it - don't be late or you'll be sorry!!

Don't see it if If you are not a musical fan- not for you

100
Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like musical theater. Good for kids and adults, people of all ages!

Don't see it if You are an old grump who doesn't enjoy musical theater shows

100
Exquisite, Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to be amazed!

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

94
Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy the music, and appreciate clever costuming.

Don't see it if You refuse to believe animals have souls.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You want to see creative work in stagecraft directing

Don't see it if You did not like the movie and generally do not like music and Theatre

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if You want to be amazed and lost in the scenery

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

100
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You enjoy great music, action, and a great rendition of the Lion King movie.

Don't see it if A must see.

100
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Epic, Exquisite

See it if Are human.

Don't see it if You have no desire to see the best show ever.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging

See it if My son (14 years old at the time) LOVED it & I loved spending time with him ❤

Don't see it if You just aren't right...

100
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love Disney

Don't see it if Everyone will love it.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you love Disney and great puppetry, as well as moving music!

Don't see it if I honestly can't think of a reason!

100
Enchanting, Must see

See it if You love musicals

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

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love amazing costuming. You don't need kids to love it.

Don't see it if You are only into high drama, serious theater.

89
Great staging, Epic

See it if You liked the movie

Don't see it if I can't think of reason not to

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You loved the movie

Don't see it if You're afraid of scary faced characters

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you have a heartbeat - not just for kids or families.

Don't see it if are cynical

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

See it if You like great costume design, great musical score.

Don't see it if You're not into musicals

97
Enchanting, Great staging, Riveting, Clever, Awe inspiring

See it if You enjoy stepping into a colorful, fantasy world where animals sing and dance to rhythmic and moving music.

Don't see it if You can't divorce yourself from reality and buy into the premise of singing and dancing animals.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if You want to be enchanting!

Don't see it if See it. It's marvelous

100
Epic, Great staging, Must see, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you loved the Disney Film

Don't see it if you hated the Disney Film


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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