New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Lion King (NYC)

From 26 critic and 10,592 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)

Disappointing, Clever, Great singing, Overrated, Slow

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

Don't see it if You are expecting exciting visual

Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting, Quirky, Relevant

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

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

Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You simply love the music.

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

Overrated, Slow, Great staging

See it if Your kids love the story

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

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

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...

Entertaining, Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Clever

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Riveting

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.

Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Ambitious

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.

Disappointing, Ambitious, Epic

See it if you are a massive Disney fanatic

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

Cliched, Dated, Overrated

See it if You LOVED the movie

Don't see it if You like current issues

Banal, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Cliched

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?"

Disappointing, Cliched

See it if I was disappointed

Don't see it if You like a good plot

Clever, Disappointing, Great acting

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

Don't see it if N/A

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting


Don't see it if YOU DONT

Disappointing, Overrated, Not entertaining

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

Absorbing, Enchanting, Original, Riveting, Epic

See it if The price go down

Don't see it if In the night

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you can stay up late enough to watch it.

Don't see it if no one.

Cast & Creatives (17)