Minskoff Theatre | New York, New York
Hakuna Matata! Disney’s The Lion King is coming to the Minskoff Theatre on Tuesday 19th December 2023 for an additional North American tour. This time of year, seize the chance to experience the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that follows the story of Simba, his companions, and his epic journey to becoming King of the Pridelands. As the third longest-running Broadway show in history, there is simply no other production like it! With an huge ensemble of excellent performers, experience how the brilliant costume design, vibrant carved masks, and detailed make-up design transport audiences to the landscapes and vistas of the African savannah. See this stunning display at the majestic stage in New York, New York, where the greatest musicals are performed. Gather your family and pals to witness the Circle of Life come alive on stage in this iconic tale of friendship, courage, and fortune! Be a part of the Lion King’s legacy and reserve your tickets before it’s not too late!
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 epic show fit for both audiences of all ages! 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 breathtaking. Just how do you portray large wild animals on stage without making it cartoonish or almost childish? Apparently, Taymor has brilliantly executed 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 anticipate the same level, refinement, and brilliance as The Lion King’s 1997 Broadway production. As mentioned by a critic from Entertainment Weekly, “The Lion King can make you develop a deep affection for 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 most popular 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 continuously increasing 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 takes over the Minskoff Theatre on Tuesday 19th December 2023! If you’re keen on catching Tuesday’s performance, you better tap on the Get Tickets link now!