Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Lion King (NYC)

From 10,891 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 (10891)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if It was great. Kids will love it.

Don't see it if It's for everyone.. Must see

100
Exquisite

See it if you loved the movie

Don't see it if you don't want a unique experience

94
Enchanting, Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant

See it if Most spectacular enchanting soiw ever for all to see

Don't see it if None noted

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if I loved it!!! Would see it again

Don't see it if You are a boring person

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love disney

Don't see it if Afraid of animals

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You have children, are a child, or to see something beautiful

Don't see it if See it

100
Entertaining, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if Loved it

Don't see it if If you don't like being entertained!

100
Enchanting, Delightful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great

Don't see it if Great

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You love musicals

Don't see it if If you like quiet shows

83
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if Great show for families and the young at heart

Don't see it if Some scenes may need parental guidance

100
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if You are looking for a musical both you and your child will enjoy greatly. It's very expansive though. Best for kids over 8 years old.

Don't see it if You can't afford it. Very expansive.

95
Intelligent, Entertaining, Original, Clever

See it if I would love to take my kids. They will enjoy it as much as I did.

Don't see it if I have nothing bad to say

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting

See it if This was a show families should share together beautifully staged the costumes and performer's are amazing

Don't see it if You do not have a fun loving spirit you will not like it

73
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Slow

See it if You like puppetry and masterful stage productions .

Don't see it if You don't like slow long plays

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if You like the movie and everything about The Lion King

Don't see it if You hate life

100
Clever, Masterful, Epic, Entertaining, Must see

See it if Excellent

Don't see it if No imagination.

86
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if You want to

Don't see it if If it's not your thing

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Refreshing, Must see

See it if Anyone

Don't see it if Don't want to be entertained

82
Great staging, Clever, Delightful, Intense, Resonant

See it if You have kids or grandkids to take with you.

Don't see it if You had enough of anything tied to Disney.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Intense

See it if You have children

Don't see it if You're dead

100
Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love seeing a great musical production

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

97
Absorbing, Must see, Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love costuming, touching storyline, and great music. A must see for any fan of the movie

Don't see it if You are expecting something completely different from the movie

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You enjoy watching completely creative entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a cultural night out.

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy great creativity and bring your kids or grandkids.

Don't see it if If you're a curmudgeon.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Magical

See it if You love the movie and musicals

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


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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