Minskoff Theatre | New York, New York
The Lion King is truly the show of a lifetime! Apart from because it’s one of the longest-running musicals ever, but also thanks to its incredible story and music, echoing forever in the hearts and minds of those who watched it! The animal epic, The Lion King, has taken over the live industry since its premiere on Broadway in 1997! And it’s still thriving even today because of insistent public demand!
This season, the touring production of Lion King makes its phenomenal comeback and will visit all the major cities! Kicking off this season, the beloved musical makes a stop in the lively New York, New York! Fortunate Broadway musical fans can look forward to experiencing the award-winning production, music, and groundbreaking costume design!
It’s like you’re experiencing a whole new world right from the comfort of your seats in the splendid Minskoff Theatre! Catch this amazing performance on Sunday 22nd October 2023 as this magnificent production lights up the stage! Select your tickets now for the day of the week’s show by visiting the Buy Tickets link!
When The Lion King Musical premiered on Broadway in 1997, the audience was amazed by how the musical made the 1994 animated film into an unforgettable show fit for both young viewers and adults! The music, based on the compositions from the film, has exponentially left its contemporary music origins. The musical has reimagined the tracks, giving them authentic African music influences.
After all, the Lion King’s story was set in the vast savannas of Africa. Besides the change of music structures, the costume and puppet designs were also stunning. Just how do you portray large wild animals on stage without making it cartoonish or almost childish? Apparently, Taymor has masterfully achieved this and won multiple awards for her innovativeness. The New York Times was quick to complement this achievement. “Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney, where visual spectacle is harnessed in the service of heartwarming storytelling. There will inevitably be longueurs for adults and children attending this show. But it offers a refreshing and more sophisticated alternative to the standard panoply of special effects that dominate most tourist-oriented shows today. Seen purely as a visual tapestry, there is simply nothing else like it.”
This 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre, you can expect the same quality, sophistication, and brilliance as The Lion King’s 1997 Broadway production. As mentioned by a critic from Entertainment Weekly, “The Lion King can make you become enamored by theater, no matter what theater it's in.”
Indeed, no matter how long the production has been ongoing, The Lion King remains one of the top-watched musicals of all time. It’s currently recorded as Broadway’s third longest-running show, surpassing over 1 billion dollars in ticket sales. It has also been recorded that the musical has been enjoyed by over 112 million people worldwide. That number is constantly expanding due to musical enthusiasts flocking to the theaters to catch The Lion King!
So be sure not to miss out on The Lion King as it graces the Minskoff Theatre on Sunday 22nd October 2023! If you’re enthusiastic on catching Sunday’s performance, you better hit on the Book Now link now!