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The Lion King, New York City

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The Lion King reviews

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  • Great show for both adults and kids. Second time seeing this show and if you know the story you will like characters and special effects. 
    Great show for both adults and kids. Second time seeing this show and if you know the story you will like characters and special effects.  more »
  • We took our daughters to see The Lion King on Broadway for their 9th birthday. An absolutely incredible experience! I don't think there could ever be another show that could top this! We can't wait.....  more
    We took our daughters to see The Lion King on Broadway for their 9th birthday. An absolutely incredible experience! I don't think there could ever be another show that could top this! We can't wait.....  more »
  • Excellent show, beautiful costumes and decorations, superb actors! The musical will definitely win everyone’s heart! Show continues 2.5h with 15-min break, very easy and comfortable. There are... 
    Excellent show, beautiful costumes and decorations, superb actors! The musical will definitely win everyone’s heart! Show continues 2.5h with 15-min break, very easy and comfortable. There are...  more »
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  • What a beautiful and memorable experience! The show was absolutely breathtaking. The staff who work here are extremely friendly and professional. Yes, it looks like an older theater. The seats are a little small and that would be my only problem with everything. I would definitely love to come back! Drink was delicious! Yes, things are on the pricier side but this is Manhattan come on.
  • I have wanted to see this musical since I hears about it in ‘97. I finally got the chance to see it with my 6 year old daughter. It was delightful. The costumes, the singing, the actors, top notch of course and it really amazing to see how the actors control the costumes at the same time. Simply breath taking! Go see it for yourself!
  • We viewed this black centric play on Friday, August 12, 2022 at The Minskoff Theatre. This play is held at the Minskoff Theatre and appears to have shows daily and weekly. We knew we were there, when we saw the big bright yellow The Lion King sign and sprinkling bright lights. Upon arrival outside, we were able to view the portraits of famous cast members including: Rafiki, Nala, and Simba. I purchased tickets at the box office the same evening. The playhouse is decorated very well with African themed elements. The theater was definitely clean, well-maintained, and tastefully decorated to incorporate The Lion King theme. Masks are not required at this theater, but are encouraged. They did have really nice gift shops inside which featured Lion King souvenirs. We did purchase a hoodie, T-shirt, bracelets, and keychains. There’s also a couple of nice bars which serve snacks, alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic beverages. We did purchase pretzels, the orange Creamsicle slushy, and the mango slushy. The orange Creamsicle slushy was really refreshing, sweet, and delicious. Once we purchased our drinks, we made our way down to the orchestra section where we were assisted by staff who showed us to our seats. We got excellent seats with a great view of the stage. The seating is all one level, so you have to look over the person’s head in front of you to see. The show did start on time and the big opening act was simply spectacular. All of the costume and set designs were simply breathtaking and amazing. The set was extremely colorful, bright, and engaging. The musical sets were simply amazing and all of the actors did a spectacular job portraying the story of The Lion King. They also informed us before the start of the show, that there was no video or photography permitted. I had respect for the cast, crew, The Lion King, and Minskoff Theater. I did not take any photography or videos during the play. It appeared that the majority of other people did not do so either. This is definitely a family friendly event and great for children and adults. After the opening of Act One, we were able to see very notable characters including: Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, and Rafiki. I love that this play looked very similar to the Disney movie original storyline. This was our first time on Broadway and we greatly enjoyed the amazing performance of the most talented actors and actresses. It was also amazing to see the hyenas at the elephant boneyard, along with other notable scenes that we remember from our childhood watching this movie. Once Act Two came, the tragedy of the play occurred in the same way it was portrayed in the movie. This included the fall scenes with wire, which was very accurate and felt believable. All of the special effects in this play were also pretty amazing. They left me wondering how they were going to act out and adequately portray certain scenes, but they did so with ease. This included the stampede that occurred in Act Two. Even the way the actors portrayed the animals was spot on and easily recognizable. This included featured animals like birds, giraffes, and others. My favorite scenes were definitely in Act Two with Pumba, Timon, and Simba. It was beautiful watching Simba grow up with ease and having a carefree life with some of his best friends. Before Act Three, we had a 15 minute intermission where we were allowed to leave our seats and go purchase snacks and other souvenirs. Once Act Three came, we were able to see the amazing finale of Simba defeating Scar and taking his rightful place as King of Pride Rock. The story and play was simply amazing and more than we hoped for. It definitely exceeded our expectations. The beginning of the story was how the end of story was. The restoration of Pride Rock back to its original landscaping and with its rightful heir was the moment of this play. I do highly recommend that everyone in New York go see a Broadway play. If you can make it to The Lion King musical, you will immerse yourself in a world of African excellence and witness such amazing black talent on stage.
  • Was an absolute amazing experience. The theater is really clean and beautifully made to represent that it is going to be showing the lion king. They have dry snacks and merchandise and very clean bathrooms. And a lot of hard work goes into this show! A MUST WATCH!
  • I knew this was going to be good, but I didn't realize HOW good it was going to be. The costumes are incredible and so creative, the music is obviously fun, and the way they do the set/stage pieces is really cool to watch. I'd totally go again, and recommend anyone see this. The theater is also right in Times Square which was fun.

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