Minskoff Theatre | New York, New York
This 2024, musical enthusiasts can eagerly await another year of The Lion King! This show is regarded as one of the everlasting and among the most stunning musicals to ever come out of Broadway, and now it's well surpassed into its second decade! Thanks to insistent public demand, this remarkable show directed by Julie Taymor continues its enduring legacy with performances on Broadway, as well as across North America! The Lion King’s team is now in high gear as they get ready for another season of conquering numerous major cities! On Thursday 2nd May 2024, The Lion King will be illuminating the Minskoff Theatre as part of its multi-date run in New York, New York! You will be enchanted with the musical’s exquisite music by Elton John, Hans Zimmer, and more. Meanwhile, Taymor’s groundbreaking costume and puppet design are breathtaking! So if you haven’t checked out The Lion King yet, you better experience it now! Get your tickets now to see The Lion King as it makes Minskoff Theatre its home for the month of May!
There is no doubt why The Lion King remains the most-watched musicals. This season, the show is anticipated to retain its crown as one of the must-see live entertainment! As it takes over the majestic Minskoff Theatre this spring, fans are given numerous dates to watch the acclaimed epic! Whether you’ve seen the Lion King several times in the past or you're witnessing its beauty for the first time, you’re promised to have a fantastic experience seeing one of the world’s greatest musicals thanks to Minskoff Theatre’s state-of-the-art accommodations and top-tier light and sound technology.
The show itself is a completely different dimension of breathtaking. Now showing for over twenty years, The Lion King remains unparalleled in terms of scenic design, music, costume, and overall presentation. With six Tony Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards under its belt, there is no doubt that the Lion King’s performance at the Minskoff Theatre this May will be fully packed.
Variety’s 10/10 rating for The Lion King’s Broadway production says it all. “A new wave of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's "The Lion King" is a wonder, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains, and ingenuity. Jumping far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version advances upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from eye-catching artistry and storytelling to Lebo M's score and the newly Africanized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly correctly called this musical “King of the Hill.” The review also ensures that no matter what version of the musical you experience – be it Broadway or touring – the show absolutely deserves to be adored and enjoyed, “Amazing vision overrides any quibbles. The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater, no matter what theater it's in.”
Lastly, the New York Times was swift to mention the musical’s “breathtaking beauty and scenic ingenuity.” The critic noted, “Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests or a herd of veldt-skimming gazelles been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, 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.”
With an nearly perfect rating on Broadway World, the Lion King is definitely a beloved among Broadway critics. So, it would be absurd if you missed The Lion King musical at the Minskoff Theatre this spring! So be sure to catch the show on Thursday 2nd May 2024 as it electrifies the stage with its acclaimed production! Buy your tickets now by clicking on the Get Tickets link!