Produced by Disney’s Theatrical Productions team, “The Lion King” is Broadway’s third longest-running show and the highest grossing production to date, having earned over $1 billion since its debut. Chronicling the journey of young Simba to the throne, the musical is a brilliant retelling of the 1994 Disney animated classic.
Directed by Tony-winner Julie Taymor, and with music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, score by Hans Zimmer and choreography by Garth Fagan, “The Lion King” showcases work from some of the finest names in Broadway. The show is one of theater's most extraordinary presentations of color, life, talent and creativity.
The Lion King Story
Growing up as the jungle prince, Simba idolised his father, Mufasa, one of the greatest rulers the African Pride Lands had ever seen. However, tragedy strikes the royal family when Mufasa’s jealous brother, Scar, orchestrates an incident that leads to Mufasa’s death. Simba is forced to flee to exile after his Uncle convinces him he was the one responsible for his father’s death, leaving his family and home behind.
Years pass and Simba grows up away from home. After reuniting with his childhood friend Nala, the truth about his father’s death becomes clear. Simba then sets off to return home and fulfill his destiny as king of the Pride Lands.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, watch this beautifully crafted production and grow with young Simba as he overcomes the odds to rise to the throne.
One of the longest running shows on Broadway, The Lion King opened at Minskoff Theatre on November 13, 1997. It has consistently done well, having sold 14,164,089 seats since its premiere.
The play was nominated for 11 Tonys and won six of them, including for Choreography and Musical.
It was also nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, and won 8 of them, including Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Direction of a Musical.
It was also nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and won six of them.
The Lion King Reviews
Show Score: 92
About the Show
Know Before You Go
Suitable for age 4 and above. No entry for children below age 4
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,621 in total. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
About Minskoff Theatre
The Minskoff is located on the third floor of the renowned One Astor Plaza and managed by the Nederlander Organisation, as part of their nine theatres in New York City. The theatre was designed to accommodate grand musicals that required more stage space than your regular Broadway show. With a seating capacity of 1621 spread across two sections, the orchestra and the mezzanine, the Minskoff theatre has plenty of space to display the larger than life vision of The Lion King.
For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
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