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Show Quick Facts

  • The Lion King Broadway debuted at the New Amsterdam Theater on Oct. 15, 1997.
  • The Lion King on Broadway was the winner of six Tony Awards  in 1998, including Best Musical.
  • Music produced by Elton John, Tim Rice and Hans Zimmer.

Show Info

Show Dates:
Oct. 1997 - Ongoing.

Performance Times:
Tues. 7pm, Weds. 2pm & 8pm, Thurs.- Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2pm & 8pm, Sun. 3pm, No Show on Mondays

Running Time:
2 Hours 45 Minutes (One Intermission)

Location:
The Minskoff Theater
200 W 45th St at 7th Ave
New York, New York 10036

Nearest Transit:
Times Square-42nd St (1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E); 47-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center (B, D, F, V)

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Age Restriction:
May be Innapropriate for 8 and Under.

Reservations:
Advanced Ticket Purchases Recommended

User Average Review

Overall:
4.7
Acting:
4
Ambience:
5
Production:
5
Story:
4.75

Based on 4 reviews

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4.7 out of 5 Stars

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Cal Williams

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Overall:
4.5
Acting:
4
Ambience:
5
Production:
5
Story:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 03/11

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Get Lost in the Performance of The Lion King

If you want to escape the world for a brief while and get lost in a fantasy life, you should grab a seat at a production of The Lion King on Broadway.  With enchanting costumes and remarkably life-like movements, you will be absolutely captivated by the entire performance.  You will likely enjoy singing along to the classic songs that you always loved when you were younger, but you'll also get to experience some new songs.

 

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Carly Kale

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
4.75
Acting:
4
Ambience:
5
Production:
5
Story:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 04/11

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Get In Touch With Your Inner Child at The Lion King

Some people forgo seeing The Lion King on Broadway because they think it is a musical for kids.  However, in reality, both kids and adults will love this production (adult may actually appreciate the play more than kids).  While the play does follow the movie's storyline, you won't feel like you are watching the same old Disney movie over again.

There are plenty of special touches that the stage production adds to create a completely unique experience.  Also, just the very fact that the story is being played out live and right in front of you creates a special atmosphere.  This play is one Broadway show that you will definitely not regret seeing; you will probably be raving about The Lion King for weeks.

 

This review is provided by an NYCTourist staff member and is a composite of actual reviews. This may be a paid advertiser.

Mackenzie Webber

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
4.75
Acting:
4
Ambience:
5
Production:
5
Story:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 02/11

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Breathtaking Performance of the Lion King

This Broadway show is such a wonderful performance of the Lion King.  The costumes are incredible, even for New York City standards.  They'll captured your attention just because you want to see how people move like animals in them.  From the set design to the classic and original songs, everything works together to create a memorable experience.  This play is definitely something you'll want to see while in NYC.

 

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Robert Harrison

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
4.75
Acting:
4
Ambience:
5
Production:
5
Story:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 09/10

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Great Rendition of the Lion King

The Lion King on Broadway is a wonderful rendition of the classic Disney movie.  After watching this play, you'll have a new-found appreciation for the story.  The music and singers are fantastic.  From the famous Lion King classics to the newly-crafted songs, you'll enjoy every second of the singing. 

The most impressive part of the production is hands down the costumes.  These costumes are so intricate; they bring each individual animal to life.  They help the actors move like the animals in the wild. It's really impressive how these costumes are able to transform the play.  If you can only see one show in New York City, you won't be disappointed by choosing The Lion King.

 

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Features: Hakuna Matata! A Broadway mainstay since 1997, The Lion King musical brings all the emotion and energy of the classic Disney movie to the Broadway stage. A family-friendly Broadway musical that combines spectacular costumes, majestic sets, and the famous soundtrack featuring Elton John and Hans Zimmer, The Lion King on Broadway is a musical spectacle unlike any other production you've ever seen.

Why We Go: Just like the animated Disney classic that inspired it, The Lion King on Broadway will make you laugh, cry, and may even teach you a lesson or two. Also, the costumes and sets truly take this classic tale to another level. The Lion King NYC actors perform in extravagant animal costumes, and some handle hollow puppets such as elephants and hyenas to help enhance the African safari setting. Taking the place of Cats before it, The Lion King musical is an epic production on Broadway.

  • Awards: The Lion King on Broadway was the winner of six Tony Awards in 1998, the year of its debut, including Best Musical and Best Scenic Design for a Musical.
  • Elton John Music: The famous score to The Lion King NYC was written by Elton John and Tim Rice, and features classics like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and "The Circle of Life."
  • Family-Friendly: The Lion King musical is a family-friendly NY musical that, like the movie, will keep kids on the edge of their seats. There is some mild violence and ominous tones, but overall The Lion King on Broadway is appropriate for kids of all ages.

Inside Knowledge: Since its Minneapolis debut in 1997, The Lion King musical has debuted in 18 different cities in 14 countries around the world. The newest Lion King production is set to debut in Singapore in 2011.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring the Family: Introduce your kids to one of Disney's all-time classics by taking them to The Lion King on Broadway.
  • Do Buy Tickets Online: The Lion King is one of the most popular shows on Broadway. Save time by buying your tickets ahead of time online instead of standing in line waiting for seats to the show of your choice. It's easy to do and in just minutes you'll find the best seats in the house.
  • Don't Take Your Eyes Off the Stage: Between the colorful costumes, spectacular sets and award-winning choreography, you'll want to keep your eyes glued to the stage while enjoying The Lion King on Broadway.
  • Don't Sing Along: We know the songs are catchy, and we know you still remember them by heart. But common courtesy frowns upon audience members belting out the soundtrack along with the chorus. We recommend you just sit back and enjoy The Lion King Broadway spectacle.