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The Lion King is one of the most thrilling visual experiences to ever hit Broadway Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life. This is THE LION KING. This adaptation of Disney's iconic film transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with colors, stunning effects and enchanting music.

This is your opportunity to relive the story of Simba and his journey from wide-eyed cub to finally reclaiming his crown as the king of the Pridelands.

The Lion King won six Tony Awards 1998 including Best Musical, Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical (Julie Taymor) making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor.

Running Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Schedule:

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 7:00pm

Thursdays: 7:00pm

Fridays: 8:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays: 1:00pm and 6:30pm

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)


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(New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
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The Lion King - New York
Come to The Lion King with two pairs of eyes, one ear, and half a brain. 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. You will be harangued by second-rate standard-show music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, and also by Lebo Mï's stirring African chants and ululations, to which your active ear should be cocked. Finally, you will be subjected to a well-worn, simplistic children's tale about a lion cub's hard road to adulthood and the throne of the animal kingdom, usurped by his wicked uncle in cahoots with some murderously laughing hyenas.

Cub Comes of Age: A Twice-Told Cosmic Tale - New York Times
Where are you, really, anyway? The location is supposed to be a theater on 42d Street, a thoroughfare that has never been thought of as a gateway to Eden. Yet somehow you have fallen into what appears to be a primal paradise. And even the exquisitely restored New Amsterdam Theater, a former Ziegfeld palace, disappears before the spectacle within it. Such is the transporting magic wrought by the opening 10 minutes of 'The Lion King.' Unfortunately, it turns out that these glorious opening moments are only the honeymoon part of this fable of the coming of age of a lion with a father fixation. Throughout the show's 2 hours and 40 minutes (as against the 75-minute movie), there will be plenty of instances of breathtaking beauty and scenic ingenuity, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests or a herd of veldt-skimming gazelles been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney, where visual spectacle is harnessed in the service of heartwarming storytelling. There will inevitably be longueurs for both adults and children who attend this show. But it offers a refreshing and more sophisticated alternative to the standard panoply of special effects that dominate most tourist-oriented shows today. Seen purely as a visual tapestry, there is simply nothing else like it.


 



 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 27, 2022
The Lion King will kick off its 25th anniversary celebration this November. While two Broadway juggernauts have previously reached this milestone, The Lion King marks several historic firsts.  Never before has a show in its 25th year been playing in so many productions around the world simultaneously and placed in the Top 5 grossing Broadway shows.
by Stephi Wild - September 14, 2022
The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is pleased to welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively.
by Stephi Wild - July 26, 2022
The Lion King will welcome Jelani Remy back to the Broadway production in the role of Simba beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Brandon A. McCall is on a leave of absence and is scheduled to return Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - July 19, 2022
Last week, Disney on Broadway's two New York productions, Aladdin and The Lion King, celebrated a special milestone: between the two shows, we've welcomed over 1 million guests since Broadway reopened last fall! Go inside the celebration in a new video!
by Candace Cordelia - July 15, 2022
There is a new lion queen in The Lion King! South African native Pearl Khwezi recently assumed the role of 'Nala' in The Lion King on Broadway, in which she previously appeared in the ensemble and covered both Rafiki and Nala. Watch as Pearl chats more about her new starring role and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Lion King has announced that Pearl Khwezi will assume the role of Nala in the Broadway production beginning tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Adrienne Walker played her final performance last month.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 28, 2022
The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King just celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, Wednesday, April 27 in Wichita, where the award-winning musical begins a two-week return engagement tonight at The Century II Concert Hall. 
by Mackenzie Vance - April 10, 2022
It is clear that the cast and crew of THE LION KING take pride in their work. This show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and should not be missed.
by Stephi Wild - February 23, 2022
Two upcoming events have been announced for The Lion King—the first time TDF has partnered with the landmark Broadway musical since the production's emotional reopening last fall.  
by BWW Staff - December 28, 2021
The Lion King has extended performance cancelations at The Minskoff Theatre for Tuesday, December 28th at 7PM and Wednesday, December 29th at 2PM.
by Robert Diamond - December 26, 2021
The Lion King has extended performance cancelations at The Minskoff Theatre for Monday, December 27th at 2PM and 7PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 21, 2021
The Lion King on Broadway has announced that due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases, performances have been cancelled from from Tuesday, December 21 through Sunday, December 26. 
by Chris Arneson - December 14, 2021
Somehow, I had managed to avoid seeing the Broadway production of The Lion King for its decades-long existence. Well, maybe not avoid necessarily--it was killing me that I'd never planned well enough to catch it. So until I did, I avoided anything that might make my first viewing any less magical than if I was my 8-year-old self seeing my first Disney musical on Broadway. 
by A.A. Cristi - November 15, 2021
This weekend, the Lion King celebrated its 24th anniversary on Broadway. As part of its celebration, the anniversary performance was dedicated to the memory of the creator of the role of Mufasa in the original 1997 production, Samuel E. Wright, who received a Tony nomination for his performance. 
by Stephi Wild - November 12, 2021
The Lion King will celebrate its 24th anniversary on Broadway tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, 2021. The show opened on November 13, 1997 at the newly-renovated New Amsterdam Theatre and has played 9,387 performances as of today and entertained more than 15,870,000 guests on Broadway alone.
by Bryan Stanton - October 27, 2021
The Lion King, a family favorite, performing at the Majestic is just that....Majestic.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - September 14, 2021
We just can't wait for The Lion King to re-open tonight on Broadway! To celebrate, Simba himself Brandon A. McCall will be taking over our Instagram story today, September 14, to give our followers a look into the show's return!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - September 9, 2021
In a Broadway first, The Lion King will exclusively partner with TikTok to stream the production’s iconic opening number, “Circle Of Life,” on September 14 in celebration of the hit show’s return to the stage, 18 months after the shutdown of Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - August 19, 2021
The Broadway cast of The Lion King began rehearsals this week for the company’s reopening next month. As previously announced, The Lion King will resume performances on Tuesday, September 14 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Lion King Frequently Asked Questions

How long has The Lion King been running on Broadway?
The Lion King opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) on Thursday Nov 13, 1997 and has now been running for 24 years.

What other productions of The Lion King have their been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.

What Tony Awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Irene Mecchi, Best Book of a Musical for Roger Allers, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor, Best Direction of a Musical for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder, Best Orchestrations for Bruce Fowler , Best Orchestrations for David Metzger, Best Orchestrations for Robert Elhai, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Elton John, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tim Rice, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Lebo M, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Mark Mancina, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jay Rifkin, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Julie TaymorBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Hans Zimmer and Best Scenic Design for Richard Hudson.

What Tony Awards has The Lion King won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Irene Mecchi, Best Book of a Musical for Roger Allers, Best Choreography for Garth Fagan Best Costume Design for Julie Taymor and Best Direction of a Musical for Julie Taymor Best Lighting Design for Donald Holder Best Orchestrations for Bruce Fowler Best Orchestrations for David Metzger Best Orchestrations for Robert Elhai Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Elton John Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tim Rice Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Lebo M Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Mark Mancina Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jay Rifkin Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Julie Taymor Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Hans Zimmer Best Scenic Design for Richard Hudson.

What other awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hudson - , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie TaymorOutstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What other awards has The Lion King won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hudson - , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What theatre is The Lion King playing on Broadway?
The Lion King is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway), which is located at 214 West 42nd St. New York.

Does The Lion King on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Price: $30.00
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/the-lion-king/
When: Lottery entries for each performance will be accepted starting 9AM the day prior to the performance until 3PM the day prior to the performance. At that time, the lottery for that performance will be closed. If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets.
Limit: 2 per customer
Information: Seats are assigned at the discretion of the Box Office and cannot be transferred to other people or performances. PLEASE NOTE: Lottery seats may be partial view.


What productions of The Lion King have their been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.

What awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hudson - , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie TaymorOutstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What awards has The Lion King won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Garth Fagan, Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hudson - , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for Julie Taymor, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Max Casella, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What songs are in The Lion King and what's the order?
Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Chow Down
They Live in You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata
One by One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Simba Confronts Scar
King of Pride Rock

What is the order of songs in The Lion King and what's the order?
Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Chow Down
They Live in You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata
One by One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Simba Confronts Scar
King of Pride Rock

What productions of The Lion King have there been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.