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)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see
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Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic

See it if I love it I enjoy it very much

Don't see it if You're a fool if you miss it

Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Exquisite

See it if Must see if you love Disney and want to watch a movie come creatively to life . Not only for kids

Don't see it if You don't enjoy too much music

Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great family show

Don't see it if Everyone can see it


See it if Very entertaining

Don't see it if If u dont like alot of colors

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting


Don't see it if YOU DONT

Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You have any love of great theater

Don't see it if You are an idiot

Clever, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You enjoy really creative costuming, professionally performed music and the lovable characters from your childhood personified.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the oiginal movie.

Delightful, Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You're a huge Disney fan. It was a great show with wonderful music.

Don't see it if You're negative or in a bad mood.

Great acting

See it if Good

Don't see it if Cost.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Delightful

See it if You loved the movie!! The costumes are awesome!!

Don't see it if You didn't see the movie

Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if Keep it going and going and going.

Don't see it if Yes do it

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Great show everyone should bring their families, its very enjoyable

Don't see it if I don't know why

Delightful, Must see, Masterful

See it if Wonderful - great music , beautiful costumes

Don't see it if you don't like to sing

Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Totally awesome

Don't see it if You don like music

Ambitious, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are going as a family, group of friends, or just by yourself. The show is a must see, and it is an iconic part of the Times Square area

Don't see it if No comment

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great staging

See it if ... you want to me amazed, bewildered, gasping for breath from being overwhelmed by beauty!

Don't see it if ... you don't enjoy THE GREATEST DISPLAY OF ARTISTRY EVER~~~

Delightful, Exquisite, Clever, Profound, Relevant

See it if Like music cams, puppetry, comedy.

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

Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to have your breath taken away

Don't see it if You don't like loud noises

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if Leah Matthews

Don't see it if Lauren Peters

Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Awesome

Don't see it if You don't want to have fun

Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful, Intense, Masterful

See it if You want a better experience from the animated movie. The scenes, the intensity the movement breathtaking

Don't see it if Idk why you wouldn't want to see the longest running show on bway

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Must see

See it if You like entertaing original and awesome

Don't see it if You can't stay still for a long time

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Profound

See it if you like Disney

Don't see it if you aren't into Disney

Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to enjoy yourself and be entertained. Great for all ages!

Don't see it if You don't like to be entertained and enjoy yourself.

Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Love Disney

Don't see it if You are boring.

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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