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The Lion King - Broadway

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

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 7:00pm

Thursdays: 8:00pm

Fridays: 8:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays: 1:00pm and 6:30pm

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
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Featured Reviews For The Lion King

The Lion King - Variety
A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's "The Lion King" is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity. Leaping far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version improves upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from visual artistry and storytelling to Lebo M's score and the newly African-ized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice. With this production, the Walt Disney Co. stages itself as a serious and ambitious contender on the legit scene, all but demanding that its first theatrical foray, 1994's too-literally adapted "Beauty and the Beast," was little more than a warm-up.

'King' of the Hill - Entertainment Weekly
Yes, The Lion King's pacing drags a bit in the first act, and the show's venue, Disney's opulently refurbished New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, has a few kinks (you'll miss a lot of the show if you're seated too far to the side). But Taymor's amazing vision overrides any quibbles. The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater no matter what theater it's in.



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.
by Stephi Wild - August 14, 2021
The Lion King returns to Broadway next month. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets to an upcoming performance here!
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2021
This summer, runDisney will celebrate 6 years of the runDisney Virtual Series with three special The Lion King-themed 5K events. 
by A.A. Cristi - January 19, 2021
The Germany pride of The Lion King global family is celebrating 19 years with a virtual performance of the iconic opening number, 'The Circle of Life'.
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2020
Disneyland Paris has released a video of its The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands stage show!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020
West End's Lyceum Theatre, home to The Lion King, has suffered a severe flood yesterday.
by Stephi Wild - April 20, 2020
Disney Theatrical Productions is now offering a free virtually accessible version of The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that provides students and educators an immersive introduction to theater making through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King.
by Linnae Medeiros - February 4, 2020
We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings the iconic character of Rafiki to life eight times a week with a peek inside the makeup transformation of Broadway cast member Tshidi Manye. Check it out with the video!
by Rebecca Russo - January 30, 2020
a?oegrown-isha?? star Yara Shahidi visited The Lion King on Saturday and stopped backstage to have some fun with Nala (Adrienne Walker) and Simba (Bradley Gibson).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 23, 2020
The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King has released new production photos featuring the current cast. Currently at The Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, the tour heads to 14 other cities in 2020 including Milwaukee, South Bend, Toledo, Omaha, Denver, Tempe and Costa Mesa.
by Stage Tube - January 16, 2020
We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings one of its animals, the giraffe, to life eight times a week with the help of four of the show's cast member, Ray Mercer. Check it out with the video!
by Linnae Medeiros - January 8, 2020
We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Jürgen Hooper, who is the newest Zazu in the North American tour of the smash hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney classic with the video!
by Linnae Medeiros - January 3, 2020
We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Kayla Cyphers, who is currently playing Nala in the North American tour of the legendary smash-hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney classic with the video!