Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Lion King (NYC)

From 10,833 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 (10833)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see
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Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if Love to see your children with happy smiles

Don't see it if You dont like to much noise

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Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see

See it if You love a good story, imaginative staging and wonderful music.

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

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Enchanting, Entertaining, Excruciating, Masterful, Must see

See it if Show was fantastic

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Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Epic

See it if You love great theatre. Costumes magnificent

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Enchanting

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Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if Amazing show

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Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if You are ages 5-105

Don't see it if You don't like singing, music and dancing

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Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if I loved it!! Am waiting for it to come to Jacksonville, FL again. So we'll put together and enchanting. must see!!!

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Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if I would love to see it again

Don't see it if MY CHILDREN ALSO LIKE THE SHOW

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Original, Intense, Masterful, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You love LIFE, PEOPLE AND PERSEVERANCE.

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Great acting

See it if Loved it want to take grandaughter to see in nyc

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Enchanting, Great acting, Original, Riveting, Must see

See it if It's a event for the whole family

Don't see it if a must see period

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Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love disnry

Don't see it if don't like musicals

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Delightful, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You have a good imagination and want to see imagination in real life!

Don't see it if Residual grief issues for children.

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Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Epic

See it if Anyone would enjoy it

Don't see it if You don't like music 😂

100
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Disney created things, if you enjoy puppetry, color, visual theatre and really good design.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Disney created stuff.

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Enchanting, Absorbing, Masterful, Romantic, Riveting

See it if great for kids of all ages, old and young

Don't see it if you don't like disney or elton john

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Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if love good theater

Don't see it if don't like musical theater

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Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you love the lion king

Don't see it if you don't like bright colors

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Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if you love Disney , and have kids

Don't see it if you sit in the upper rows ,

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Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Funny, Must see

See it if Great show for adults and children; great show for a date night.

Don't see it if You don't like Disney! Seek professional help for that!

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Any age worth going

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Must see, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if I think everyone will like this show from the kids all the way to the Seniors !

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals don't go to see this playi

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Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like shows that make you want to sing along!

Don't see it if If you hate musicals with class.


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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