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The Lion King

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Address: 200 W 45th St, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3901
Phone Number:
+1 866-870-2717
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Experience the stunning artistry, the unforgettable music and the...

Experience the stunning artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon-one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, THE LION KING has found its way into the hearts of millions. As The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it." Now is the time to join the circle of life at THE LION KING, The Award-Winning Best Musical, playing on Broadway eight times a week at the Minskoff Theatre. The show running time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Performance times vary by season, please visit our website for current performance dates and times.

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Best show!

Best show on broadway in my opinion, I've watched it twice, worth every penny. Not just for kids, but adults as well.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen S
Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best show on broadway in my opinion, I've watched it twice, worth every penny. Not just for kids, but adults as well.

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Browns Summit, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the opening parade until the curtain call and final notes from the orchestra, the Lion King was stunning! It was visually spectacular with jaw-dropping costumes and sets and the actors/singers were absolutely fantastic and top-notch! My wife and I both were enthralled with the whole experience. We sat on the front row and thoroughly enjoyed the close-up view. (I... More 

Thank Sumner S
South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing costumes, sets, and actors! When the characters first take the stage, you see the actors and costumes, but it is not long until all you see are the animals! Amazing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The scenes were not done well, singing subpare we left at intermission as did others, i feel sad as this was the musical we had such high expectations

Thank Lea K
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lion King is amazing , all seats in the theatre are good all have great views, we paid $129.00 on the day so if your in NY for a few day it's worth popping into the box office at 10 am to get your tickets

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The show was visually amazing and a huge WOW factor. However, unlike a previous Broadway show that I've seen, I don't really have a desire to see this again. Some of the actors were difficult to understand (Scar and the Hyenas). We were entertained, but I would recommend Wicked over this.

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I took my daughter to the Saturday afternoon matinee. She loved it. Nice perk is with some of the scenes the performers are in the aisles with the crowd. Feel a lot closer to action.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my bucket list cause I had heard so many great things about it. Seriously. It was off the charts amazing! We decided to splurge and get front row center balcony seats which were totally worth it. The opening song brought me to tears. It was just absolutely breathtaking. The costuming and artistry are just amazing! Not like... More 

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Beautiful show. The costumes and stage design were fantastic. Quite expensive, and the lion king was never my favorite movie, but still a nice evening.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One word to describe the show 'amazing'. We got tickets to the sell out show in the front row to which we was not to sure about. Once the show started all was ok and we felt part of the production and we got to see all the little details in the costumes which were so grand. Overall a brilliant... More 

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