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The Lion King, New York City

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Experience the stunning visual 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.”

Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Disney’s THE LION KING showcases the talents of one of the most acclaimed creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor reimagines the popular story using some of the theater’s most extraordinary stagecraft. THE LION KING also features the exceptional work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and a glorious score crafted by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice.

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.
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  • We just landed 2 hours before and had booked the Lion king to start of our adventure and what a way to start it off! This cast was amazing!! I have never done a broadway show like this before! The...  more »
  • The performance was INCREDIBLE. It made date night WONDERFUL!. The performers were stellar!! I am looking forward to seeing again with my daughter! The best part was finding out the show we...  more »
  • From the first words to the end it was amazingly enjoyable. The beginning is overwhelming, and brought me to tears STILL as this was my 16th time seeing The Lion King in NYC. I will keep going back...  more »
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  • I’ve seen The Lion King On Broadway twice and every time is simply amazing. The costumes, set design, and the music are simply amazing. Whether you have kids or you are a kid at heart, this classic will take you back in time and make you walk down memory lane. Be sure to bring tissue and get ready to sing along, clap, and stand for their awesome performance. You will not regret coming here! Oh and do splurge on a drink so you can take the cup home!
  • Best broadway show in New York! The experience was unreal and one of the best things we did and saw in New York. Will definitely watch it again as the cast is unreal. The performance is mesmerizing and makes you want more. The story line is exactly like the movie and the level of detail is amazing. Worth every penny and a must see.
  • This is an experience that everyone should be able to partake in. The show is wonderful, the actors are amazing as they guide you through a spiritual journey throughout the play. I came out from the show amazed that I am going to go again to see it for another time. This is a must see!
  • If you don't see anything other musical, see "The Lion King" (especially if you love the movie). I saw it few years ago (2011 I think) but it was incredible and I'm sure it still is. Like the film, it's hilarious but also has a universal message. However, the production, the set & costume design, the dancing and the overall performance are what make this musical unlike any other experience. It deserves every award and accolade it's been given and I can't recommend it enough!
  • This is a fantastic show, with humor to please both kids and adults, pop culture references, and the story we love so well. The costumes and the sets we're incredible! They were all so creative and beautiful to behold. The sunrises, the stampede scene, and the waterfall had my favorite sets! My favorite costume is the cheetah, whose dancer gracefully maneuvered it using her own legs for the cheetah's hind legs, two polls in her hands for the front paws, and two cords attached to her head and the cheetah's, allowing her to move the costume's head by simply moving her own. The scale of the giraffes makes them feel almost real. The music and dance are exquisite, with a heavey African feel that bring life to the entire musical. You won't be disappointed by this show!

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