Minskoff Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,712 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice place to see the Lion King. A little more space for your feet than many of the other theaters, not a ton, but I noticed it.
Written 24 November 2023
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Gloria S
Sugar Land, TX3 contributions
May 2023
The theater is intimate and perfect for the production.We enjoyed the play.
My granddaughter had an aisle seat, and it was perfect for her.
Written 23 May 2023
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Jackson, MS245 contributions
May 2023 • Family
This theatre is extremely old and outdated, the seats are extremely small…This place packs a crowd and can give you joy that will last a lifetime! I chose orchestra seat 101-102 and when I tell you they were the best seats in the house, Baby I wasn’t disappointed!!!! It was spectacular.
Written 17 May 2023
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Michael T
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2022
I saw the Lion King show at this theater. One of the best shows that I have ever seen. The staff was friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this Broadway show
Written 10 December 2022
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SheenaIAMCAN
St. John's, Canada43 contributions
May 2022
Service at Minskoff Theatre proves while it is amongst the worlds greats! Greg, Christine, Nicholas, Lawrence and the staff at the ox office window felt like they gave me personal service. My friend was there in a cast boot and they were accommodating, kind, patient, and ensured we were looked after even before we were inside. Staff helped my friend to and from their seat with care and attention, box office charged my phone for me, and drinks at the bar were so good and the two staff were SO efficient AND friendly. Obviously the show itself, Lion King did not disappoint. We hung around for a bit following the performance (charging my phone looking out over Times Square) and it's amazing how fast and friendly the staff cleaned up! 100% for this experience.
Written 11 June 2022
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Jamie Happy
Peterborough, UK31 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Went to see the Lion King…. Pure brilliant can’t fault this and highly recommend you to go. The theatre are very very observant on covid with lots of sanitizer around and they do ensure masks are worn and will question if yours is off. Staff are polite and very helpful… although the drinks are expensive… very expensive!
Written 25 May 2022
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Delaware465 contributions
May 2022
For us, "The Lion King" was a new experience; we have never seen the Disney animated movie. The "live theater" performance we saw did not disappoint!

This show is all about costumes, set design and engineering. Individual actors take a pronounced back seat to the truly magical visuals of the vivid, colorful life-sized puppet characters inhabited by wonderfully-choreographed performers. It's hard to express adequate admiration for the clever engineering which brings lions, hyenas, elephants, birds, antelope, zebras... even fish, a giraffe and a warthog to life on the Minskoff's enormous stage. For instance, special mention of the antelope "vehicle," operated by a single performer, which conveys the spirited leaping of the animals when times are good... and depressed slogging of those same antelope during the drought. (The drought itself portrayed by clever deployment of large animal skeletons and the slow "evaporation" of a large blue-fabric watering hole on the stage.) Likewise the smart and careful use of kite-like birds and fireflies which never tangle while conveying the spirit of their creatures. Or the thrill of the "stampede" of wildebeests portrayed by huge rollers of animals chasing Simba.
(Really, it's hard to give proper credit to all the ingenious mechanical, puppet and costume devices in the hands of the cast's careful choreography.)

Just imagining the detailed and precision training and dedication required for the performers who operate the cast of puppets is awesome. Their every gesture is conveyed through strings and wires, levers, feathers and fabric to making their animal characters come alive. From the flitting and twinkling of the smallest fireflies to the enormous elephants lumbering onto the stage from the auditorium's aisles... these puppets take on lives of their own. Even head gestures are conveyed.

Children watching this performance surely must be mesmerized... in ways even Disney's animation cannot accomplish.

With no disrespect at all intended to the actors who appeared in our performance, I'm certain the experience would be the same no matter which cast members were on stage. (After all, this show has been running for almost two decades, so the casts have changed a lot.)

But a few acting performances stood out when we saw the show: Fred Berman (Timon the Tiger)) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa the Warthog) were incredibly skillful manipulating their puppet costumes. Their slapstick comedy, expressed in voice and gestures transmitted through their puppets, easily made the audience forget the humans behind the puppets. Jayden Theophile (Young Simba) and Mariama Diop (Young Mala) were likewise thoroughly engaging as childhood lion cubs. Stephen Carlile (Scar) was convincingly evil in his "Cruella de Vil" role.

To us, most of the music is unmemorable, except, perhaps, for "Hakuna Matata" and "He Lives in You." The singers are excellent, and the melodies soaring. And the orchestra... most especially the two percussionists visually highlighted for the audience with their vast array of drums and other musical tools... creates ever-shifting atmospherics accompanying the lighting and set changes. And the sets, befitting an imaginary world come-to-life, are dazzling (a gigantic rising sun so intense you can almost feel the African heat; a waterfall so powerful it instills impending doom).

The Minskoff theater is completely lacking in character. It's a brutalist "modern" structure opened in 1973. So it doesn't have any of the charm of most of Broadway's historic theaters. But... but... the Minskoff has escalators and elevators and ample restrooms and spacious lobbies, and seats which don't cramp your knees.

"The Lion King" is among Broadway's most expensive shows. But, I have to say, it's worth the money, and would be wonderful to see with children.
Written 14 May 2022
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bfltd0
London, UK668 contributions
May 2022
This is the first time I have been to an American theatre for many years and I was pleased that we were able to produce the required Covid and identity documentation. Although it is mandatory, it still takes away some of the excitement of the anticipation of the evening.

The theatre is large enough to hold a lot of people, so inevitably that meant that there were latecomers, both at the beginning and after the interval, who were a slight distraction to the performance.

As expected, the wine was pricey, but at least we got to keep the plastic cups!
Written 9 May 2022
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Kelli
Keller, TX828 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This theatre is more modern than many on Broadway, so there are escalators to many levels rather than stairs (some stairs are still necessary). There are also more restrooms and more stalls in each restroom than others. When purchasing tickets for The Lion King, I highly recommend splurging for orchestra tickets (especially on/near the aisles) for a more immersive experience.
Written 3 April 2022
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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,208 contributions
Feb 2022
This was by far the largest and most impersonal theatre we visited. Huge stage. Lots of “unnecessary advice” from self important ushers. Left with an unwelcoming feeling, whereas other theatres were glad of the business. Good seats, but long way from Stage, even although very costly in compared to other shows.
Written 27 February 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minskoff Theatre

Minskoff Theatre admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 13,524.09, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 3,239.20 per person.