The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre tickets
The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre tickets

The Lion King

About the show

Since opening on Broadway in 1997, Julie Taymor’s spectacular adaptation of Disney’s award-winning movie The Lion King has been seen by over 90 million people worldwide, in productions from New York to Johannesburg. Set in the majestic Serengeti Plains and dancing to the beat of South African composer Lebo M, Disney’s The Lion King is a genre-defining piece of musical theater.

Taking inspiration from the beloved movie, The Lion King follows Simba, who will one day grow up to be King of the Pridelands. But after the death of his father Mufasa in a shocking act of betrayal, Simba is exiled from the pride and left to fend for himself. On his long journey back to assume his destiny, Simba meets new friends and allies, and must learn some hard lessons about what it really means to be a leader and a king.

Bradley Gibson currently stars as Simba, with credits including A Bronx Tale and Rocky. Amongst an incredible ensemble cast, he is joined by Stephen Carlile as Scar, L. Stephen Taylor as Mufasa, and Tshidi Manye as Rafiki.

Disney’s The Lion King is a real feast for the senses, with gorgeous colors, stunning effects and exhilarating music. Director Julie Taymor (M. Butterfly) collaborated with mask and puppet designer Michael Curry to create visually arresting spectacles of animals, surrounding audiences with elephants, lions and birds across the stage and auditorium.

The musical features a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, a team long associated with Disney Studios. It also includes the movie’s original songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. Classics including “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You” are complemented by South African composer Lebo M’s moving new material.

A remarkable feat of theatrical collaboration with a moving story at its heart, Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre is a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience.

Recommended for

Fans of the original movie will want to experience this thrilling stage adaptation. Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King are an excellent choice for theater newcomers – its impressive stagecraft and universally-loved story are the perfect introduction to Broadway.

Age Recommendations: 6+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, with 1 intermission
Opened: 15 Oct 1997
Press night: 13 Nov 1997
Booking from: 28 Jan 2020
Booking until: 28 Jun 2020

Location and map

Minskoff Theatre
200 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

19 Reviews Add review

This is my absolutely my all-time favorite musical! The costumes and puppets, the set, the lighting, the story, the music and the characters... More

joshw 6''2, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

nat2 5'3, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

LucasB 176cm, 35 reviews, 2 helpful votes

gmr 180, 175 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Lion King is great for all ages. The Circle of Life scene that the show opens with is like nothing I've ever seen before. It is truly... More

Twolittlelores 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great spectacle but after the circle of life, i felt the rest never lived up to that moment

jakeb5 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fun show that is enjoyable for any age.

grandoor416 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

mapi 34 reviews, 6 helpful votes

yulingliao 5‘’1, 87 reviews, 0 helpful votes