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The Lion King

  • Theater, Musicals
  • Minskoff Theatre, Midtown West
  • Open run
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
The Lion King
Photograph: Courtesy Joan MarcusThe Lion King

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Director-designer Julie Taymor takes a reactionary Disney cartoon about the natural right of kings—in which the circle of life is putted against a queeny villain and his jive-talking ghetto pals—and transforms it into a gorgeous celebration of color and movement. The movie’s Elton John–Tim Rice score is expanded with African rhythm and music, and through elegant puppetry, Taymor populates the stage with an amazing menagerie of beasts; her audacious staging expands a simple cub into the pride of Broadway, not merely a fable of heredity but a celebration of heritage.

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Minskoff Theatre (Broadway). Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Directed by Julie Taymor. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs 40mins. One intermission.

Adam Feldman
Written by
Adam Feldman


Minskoff Theatre
200 W 45th St
New York
Cross street:
between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
$89–$172, premium $199–$299

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