The Lion King

Theater , Musicals Minskoff Theatre , Midtown West Until Saturday December 31 2016
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The Lion King
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Dashaun Young as Simba.

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.—Adam Feldman

Running time: 2hrs 40mins. One intermission.

Venue name: Minskoff Theatre
Contact:
Address: 200 W 45th St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: $89–$172, premium $199–$299
Event phone: 866-870-2717
Event website: http://lionking.com

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Adam V
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Mass produced kitsch that never fails to pull on the heartstrings and invoke real emotion. Amazing production with childhood Disney magic included, nostalgia abounds in story, song, and beautiful aesthetic. The costumes need to be seen to be believed. The orchestra and theatre itself immerse the audience in the jungle, with the whole space felt and heard. Would see again and again.

Julie T

One of  the most moving shows you will see on broadway. The cast is amazing, costumes are even better, simply a stunning show you will never regret seeing. You will want to keep going back, definitely a must see if you are looking for a broadway stunner.