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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

Schedule

2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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The Lion King Production Photo - Fred Berman and Marey Griffith (Associate Choreographer) and Ruthlyn Salomons (Dance Supervisor)
The Lion King Production Photo - Tshidi Manye, Chauntee Schuler & Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi)
The Lion King Production Photo - The Lion King ensemble members
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises from the stage. This is THE LION KING. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba, and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical, making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
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THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in MinneapolisTHE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North American with a sold-out engagement in Minneapolis, which concluded on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne WalkerBWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne Walker
by Caryn Robbins - July 27, 2016

Today, Adrienne Walker speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning show and explains why her casting 'just kind of swept me off my feet!' (more...)

THE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton RunTHE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton Run
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2016

Disney's The Lion King concluded its second triumphant engagement in Dayton on Sunday, July 3 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The four-week return grossed over $5 million at the box office and entertained nearly 68,000 patrons during 32 performances. The award-winning musical's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a record-breaking run at The Schuster Center. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next WeekTHE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)

VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of The Lion King in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KINGBWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KING
by Angie Stanton - May 19, 2016

The Lion King, the Tony winning international hit rolled into Madison this month and wardrobe supervisor Gregory Young generously gave me a behind the scenes peek at how he and his team transform the cast into powerful lions, graceful gazelles and hilarious hyenas. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BACHELOR'S Ben Higgins and Fiancé Lauren Bushnell Attend THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: THE BACHELOR'S Ben Higgins and Fiancé Lauren Bushnell Attend THE LION KING
by Nora Dominick - March 18, 2016

The Bachelor's Ben Higgins and fiance Lauren Bushnell attended the long-running Disney musical The Lion King last night! Higgins was featured on this latest season of The Bachelor that ended earlier this week. (more...)

VIDEO: Casts of THE LION KING & ALADDIN Join Forces in Brand New Medley on GMA!VIDEO: Casts of THE LION KING & ALADDIN Join Forces in Brand New Medley on GMA!
by TV News Desk - January 8, 2016

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King and ALADDIN joined forces on this morning's Good Morning America to perform an epic brand new medley. Check out the appearance in full below! (more...)

THE LION KING, ALADDIN & More Propel Disney Theatrical to New MilestonesTHE LION KING, ALADDIN & More Propel Disney Theatrical to New Milestones
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions celebrates several 2015 milestones for its hit Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin and the North American touring productions of The Lion King and Newsies. (more...)

THE LION KING Breaks Records on Broadway & the RoadTHE LION KING Breaks Records on Broadway & the Road
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2015

The Lion King broke the eight-performance-week house records on Broadway and on the North American tour at their respective theatres, The Minskoff Theatre and Chicago's Cadillac Palace, for the week ending December 27, 2015.   (more...)

Photo Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2015

EMPIRE stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealy recently visited Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, stopping to pose with cast members Aaron Nelson (Simba) and Nia Holloway (Nala) after the show. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 25, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in tonight's episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING Stars Appear on CBS's CODE BLACK TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - THE LION KING Stars Appear on CBS's CODE BLACK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2015

The Lion King will be featured on the hit CBS drama, CODE BLACK, starring Marcia Gay Harden, in tonight's (Nov. 25, 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) episode on the CBS Television Network. The episode features Alton Fitzgerald White, who played a record-breaking 4,000 performances as 'Mufasa' in The Lion King, as well as eight members of The Lion King North American Tour. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the episode! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Guests on CBS's 'Code Black'VIDEO: First Look - THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Guests on CBS's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 24, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in the November 25th episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING to Guest on CBS's 'Code Black'Photo Flash: First Look - Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING to Guest on CBS's 'Code Black'
by TV News Desk - November 24, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in the November 25th episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 VideoPhoto Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 Video
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2015

Scroll down to watch The Lion King's Broadway company experience the 360 virtual reality video for the first time! Featured are Tshidi Manye (who plays Rafiki and is one of the featured soloists in the video), ensemble members Jaysin McCollum and Bravita Threatt, and Chantel Riley (Nala). (more...)

UPDATED: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Big Cats Shouldn't Be Copycats'; Disney RespondsUPDATED: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Big Cats Shouldn't Be Copycats'; Disney Responds
by Jessica Khan - November 18, 2015

In response to today's announcement touting The Lion King's new 360 degree video, Andrew Lloyd Webber, who released a fully immersive 360 degree music video last month for 'You're in the Band,' a musical number from Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL, had a few words for the Disney musical's feline company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Circle of Life' From Every Angle in THE LION KING's New 360 Video!STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Circle of Life' From Every Angle in THE LION KING's New 360 Video!
by Stage Tube - November 18, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360° footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING to Debut 360 Degree Filming of 'The Circle of Life' Tomorrow; Watch Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING to Debut 360 Degree Filming of 'The Circle of Life' Tomorrow; Watch Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - November 17, 2015

The Lion King recently filmed its iconic opening number 'Circle of Life' using virtual reality technology, marking the first time the technology has been used inside a Broadway theatre. The 360° footage has been compiled to create the first-ever virtual reality experience of a theatrical production number captured exactly as it is seen onstage. Check out a sneak peek at the video below! (more...)

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