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The Lion King
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$150.06*
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The Lion King On Broadway
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Loved the costumes, the music and the performances! It's worth it to pay a bit extra to be up close and literally surrounded by animals during some of the scenes!

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Lion King was well crafted. Everything from the phenomenal animal costumes, to the ever changing background structures and scenery on the stage were startlingly fresh. Transitions between sets were executed seamlessly, and there were even times when the actors snuck in near the audience on every level. It was full of surprises and great quips. My view from the second row of the mezzanine was unobstructed, though I would have liked to have had a slightly closer view of the actors. It was evident that the cast loved what they did and were fully immersed in their characters. Their voices matched their characters’ personalities, and they sang very well. There was one cheetah whose mannerisms were so feline that I had to laugh. I will say that this show is a touch on the long side. The children in the audience were getting antsy before intermission, and some outbursts continued even after the break. By the end of the show, however, everyone seemed pleased and barely anyone left before the curtain call. All in all this is an unforgettable show that you will not regret seeing.

Thank Molly C
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

this show was amazing! its got the most intircit and well designened costumes and set. its mind blowing. the story is right on track to the movie. and the singers are wonderful! itws deffiantly a must seeeeee!!

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I absolutely loved the show. Everything was amazing, the acting, singing, colours, costumes, EVERYTHING. I couldn't get over how good it was, even the boyfriend, a former musical cynic, loved it. Well worth it, we booked in advance and picked up our tickets with ease at the desk (via ticketmaster) and we're glad we did, the place was packed out. Young and old enjoyed it, it was a wonderful experience, I'm not likely to forget.

1  Thank Ciara B
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved the production, especially that the characters came down the aisles through the audience more than once and used the whole theater space. The costumes were outstanding and so creative - the story was told and understood through the music and the characters and the animation of everything from the grass on the savannah to the stampede of the wildebeests through a canyon.
My biggest complaint is the price of the concessions - I get it that things may be a little higher priced, but the costs of soft drinks and wine were astronomical!! Why gouge the theater goer for that when ticket prices are already so high!

1  Thank ceedah59
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