New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Lion King (NYC)

From 26 critic and 10,452 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)

Relevant, Great singing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love the Lion King, puppets, beautiful effects, and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice.

Don't see it if You don't like over stimulation, some scary scenes.

Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you have kids or want to relive your Disney youth

Don't see it if you don't like Disney or kids

Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a classic show with amazing puppetry.

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

Masterful, Epic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if This musical is a piece of art! Everyone must see it!

Don't see it if No one. Everyone should see. It is so beautiful!

Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy a classic tale, beautifully told. Elton John's music and the creative costuming have become a classic must-see. Bring tissues.

Don't see it if you didn't like the film.

Ambitious, Epic, Great staging, Masterful, Dizzying

See it if you want to see one of the most clever beautiful musicals ever;costumes and sets that are each a piece of art;hear one of the best scores

Don't see it if do not like puppets, African themes , stories about animals

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Refreshing, Masterful, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if If you love the musical and movies of Disney. If you want a new refreshing creative take on a classic movie for a stage production.

Don't see it if If you can get easily distracted by seeing humans working puppets. If you're not into innovative theatre and Disney magic

Unforgettable, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Delightful

See it if If You liked the movie, the stage is even better. Actors portraying animals and even pampas grass, often using puppetry. Wonderful.

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

Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy good puppetry work and need a kid-friendly show that is something the entire family can enjoy

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate a kid-friendly production

Brilliant!, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you want to see one of the best musicals of all time. Brilliantly creative, innovative, and wonderful!

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see The Lion King!

Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a spectacular Broadway classic, you love the animated film, you want a show-stopper

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

Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want to see one of the best shows on Broadway. There is a reason it has been running so long.....

Don't see it if You prefer intimate theater, you don't enjoy the Disney classic or you don't enjoy "loud shows" (at times, the show was very loud).

Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Epic

See it if You love the movie

Don't see it if Just see it

Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Totally captivating. Great acting, costumes etc. Full of energy and music.

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

Masterful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Clever

See it if You're looking for a family friendly show. This was my first ever Broadway experience, and I'm so happy to be able to say that.

Don't see it if If you don't like Disney productions... ?

Ambitious, Must see, Epic, Great staging, Funny

See it if you love the film, love Disney, or love musicals in general.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or dislike the film

Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you want to experience the best of Broadway.

Don't see it if you .... well, I can't think of a good reason to not see this show! It's a must-see!

Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy incredible puppetry & set design and innovative music

Don't see it if you didn't like the Disney movie, cuz it's just like it only live

Masterful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Epic, Great staging

See it if You love the movie! The staging and coustumes are amazing!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the movie

Enchanting, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You haven't yet. This is one of those shows that you need to see and experience (alone, w/kids) before the Grim Reaper gets you!

Don't see it if You don't like shows associated w/ Disney - but beware, you will miss out on some incredible magic!

Epic, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if Like me, you've waited 20 years to see it for no discernible or intelligent reason.

Don't see it if You don't love incredibly creative transformations from animation to the stage.

Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You are looking for something for the whole family, and want to see the best of broadway

Don't see it if youve already seen it four times

Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A fun night out at the theater for everyone in the family. Not a bad seat in the house

Don't see it if You can't use your imagination

Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if only see ONE show a year, THIS should be IT! Child-friendly, brilliantly executed, captivating. You will NEVER forget the experience!

Don't see it if ...There is NO reason not to see this show!

Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Love Disney

Don't see it if Don't like Disney

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