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The Lion King

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Address: 200 W 45th St, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3901
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+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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What an amazing time!! Okay, my parents were suprising me with an evening at the Minskoff Theatre to watch the show, which i was very unaware of. So when I found out I was... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2013
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

What an amazing time!! Okay, my parents were suprising me with an evening at the Minskoff Theatre to watch the show, which i was very unaware of. So when I found out I was very excited. My brother on the other hand (14) was not so happy about it. He thought it was going to be too much for kids... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is one show you must see. The production value is incredible. Stunning, really. The music is gorgeous, the vocals spot on, especially the harmonies. The cast is superb, from the young Simba to the nasty Scar. If children bug you, skip the matinee however.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Really impressed with costumes to portray the various animals. Music was awesome. We sat in the last row of the balcony and it far exceeded our expectations. The sound and view were awesome from there. Certainly gave us the sense that there is no poor seat in the house.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is a must see musical for all ages while you are in NYC. My husband, I and 4 kids aged from 6 years to 15 years were in awe of this magical performance. The whole week we were in NYC there were no discounted tickets available - which shows how popular it is. Maybe purchase tickets in advance. Also... More 

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São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I am not really a musical fan. So my opinion here should not count much. But may be this musical is a muss do in NYC. If you are not the musical typ I would not go.

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Kensington, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I remember when I saw the cartoon the Lion King, the opening scene seemed so amazing. This was better! I got the tickets on a whim after making the trip to NYC specifically to see the Book of Mormon. But, I figured, I'll be there for two days, may as well see two shows. I ended up seeing them both... More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I personally am not a fan of musicals but whilst in NYC my wife persuaded me to go to a show on broadway and i loved every moment of this amazing show. If you have seen the disney film which i am sure most of you have this is such a great story and follows the film very closely and... More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

You must see this. Feel good show enjoyed it very much. Singing along and felt great when we came away.

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I loved the movie and the play was spectacular. I loved the opening singing it was so powerful. It was a well done production.

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Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

The Lion King but not as you saw it on film. Brilliant costumes, great performances. The theatre is a nice size that it makes the experience quite intimate. The start of the show was amazing and you will love it. Show is split into two halves with a 15 min intermission. Great performances of much loved songs and some new... More 

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