New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Lion King (NYC)

From 26 critic and 10,671 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)


77
Entertaining, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You can get discount tickets or two-fers. It is a feast for the eyes but if you saw the movie it loses some of its impact.

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be very different to the movie

77
Creative, Juvenile

See it if you want a feast for the eyes and not too complex or sad a story.

Don't see it if you want more than the movie offered. Avoid if you don't like juvenile humor.

76
Epic, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like reliving your childhood

Don't see it if If loud noises d OK my please you

76
Delightful, Great singing

See it if You have kids

Don't see it if You don't have kids

76
Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see

See it if I thought it was very entertaining and captured my attention throughout

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals

76
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You have nothing to do and want to sit through a show with great animal puppets

Don't see it if You want to hear people trying to sing along in the audience

76
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You are familiar or not with the show. Entertaining for all ages! Enjoys musicals

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals

76
Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You love the Lion King

Don't see it if You dont like the Lion King

76
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if if you have loved lion king since it came out

Don't see it if youre not a fan of animals

76
Great vocals

See it if you have young children. Invest in lower floor seats as I'm sure it makes the production feel much more immersive.

Don't see it if n/a

76
Enchanting, Beautiful choreography, Astounding costumes, Dizzying, Overrated

See it if you are a family or not! appreciate music, dance, incredible sets, and good old Disney

Don't see it if you are sensitive to dizzying and bright flashing lights or displays

75
Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like the Lion King the movie

Don't see it if you don't like bright colors or the African culture and setting

75
Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You want a new perspective

Don't see it if There is an action flick

75
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if if you want to see magical costumes and acting.

Don't see it if if you didn't like the movie soundtrack.

75
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Must see

See it if family, students, cultural

Don't see it if don't like children themed shows

75
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if Yes

Don't see it if You aren't into musicals

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You have kids.

Don't see it if You don't have kids.

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You have kids 5 or older

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

75
Confusing, Great singing, Slow

See it if Want the lion king story

Don't see it if you want upbeat

75
Disappointing, Great staging, Enchanting, Dated, Overrated

See it if You're a child at heart, or a diehard fan of this specific Disney film, not Disney films in general.

Don't see it if You were a mild fan of The Lion King, or don't think you'll be able to look past the stilt-walking actors.

75
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like seeing a visual spectacle!

Don't see it if You're all about the music... because most of the music is just so-so.

75
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Epic

See it if Anyone would enjoy it

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

75
Great staging, Overrated

See it if Dance

Don't see it if You want complex story

75
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love the Lion King movie. Although the movie will always be a classic, this play does it justice. It's really adorable. Kids will love.

Don't see it if You hate Disney. Seriously that's the only reason I'd not recommend it. Actually even still... go see it. The music is amazing.

75
Entertaining, Beautiful, Great staging, Refreshing, Overrated

See it if Children or young adults who remember the movie

Don't see it if You're not a fan of humans playing animals




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