One of the world’s most epic modern myths comes to Broadway in this new musical that employs an innovative mix of robotics, puppet, and stagecraft to bring the legendary ape to life. More…
Follow an ambitious young actress and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining: a 2,000-pound gorilla brought roaring to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. A larger-than-life encounter with a legend that’s always been too big to contain. Written by Jack Thorne ('Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'), directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, with a new score by Marius de Vries ('La La Land') and Eddie Perfect ('Strictly Ballroom').
See it if you love special effects (lights, sound, projections). Kong is magnificent, but not enuf to save the productn. Still, can see $35m price tag
Don't see it if you want a strg plot, appealing chars, memorable melodies, clever lyrics, charismatic actors, funny lines, etc..you won't find them here.
See it if You enjoy spectacle over theatre. Jaw dropping staging used to faithfully tell story we all remember from the old movies. Great lighting.
Don't see it if You expect depth or any music that will move you or stay with you after you leave the theatre. This is about Kong. He does not disappoint.
See it if You want to see this 20 ft marionette that weighs over 2000 pounds.
Don't see it if You want to see great acting, book or songs. Star actors are average at best.
See it if u want a visual & aural treat in the retelling of the (timeworn) tale of tragic antihero Kong, his greedy captors & the beauty to his beast.
Don't see it if you expect an epic score or book to match the epic tale and truly epic (& breathtaking, captivating, exciting) puppetry & stage design.
See it if you're looking for a show that's all about spectacle that also has more substance than it has any right to have.
Don't see it if you have no sense of wonder.
See it if you appreciate all the technology: staging, lights, video projections, sound, puppetry all all excellent in sharing the story we know.
Don't see it if you want a hummable musical: sounds tell story but are clunky, acting is okay, choreography is good but they fall short in matching tech.
See it if for the spectacle - fabulous opening scene, amazing use of photographic backgrounds, talented dancers & the extraordinary puppet.
Don't see it if you are expecting the original film plot. This version is simplified.
See it if you think you’ve seen it all on Broadway. The puppetry and puppet in this show elevate the spectacle of Broadway. And Pitts is a STAR.
Don't see it if your preference is small, intimate productions. This ain’t that.
See it if You want a big spectacle of a Broadway experience, but have seen Phantom, Wicked, Lion King, & the other touristy shows.
Don't see it if You dislike the Kong story, or don't think it needs to be musicalized -- this show doesn't necessarily prove that it should be.
See it if Dazzled me...& my favorite effect was not even King Kong! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, but enjoy it I did. Pitt was IMPRESSIVE
Don't see it if you can't just sit back and enjoy it for what it is -- an amazing spectacle of broadway design artistry. Way too loud which was unpleasant.
See it if you liked the original movie and did not like the remakes. Exceptional stagecraft and use of lighting.The ultimate in puppets, outstanding!
Don't see it if you like sophisticated drama or lush musicals. You don't come to this show for the music.
See it if Kong the creature is the real deal, bigger than life, expressive, spectacular. Creative puppetry with hard working puppeteers. Good dancers
Don't see it if your interest is good singing, music acting and script. The creators were so focused on Kong they forgot about the rest of the play.
See it if You like to see things out of the ordinary. You know the story, and don’t expect great songs but want campy action. The ape steals the show.
Don't see it if You expect to leave the theater humming great show tunes. This is all about special-effects and the big ape. May scare small kids.
See it if You enjoy big and powerful special effects.
Don't see it if You must sit in the upper part of the balcony. If you’re going to invest the time into seeing the show pay for a good ticket
See it if You have a child to entertain and wear ear plugs.perhaps you love puppets well this is a lalapalooza.
Don't see it if You have a problem with noise and pointlessness. Seatting is terrifically uncomfortable.
See it if you don't mind trading spectacle for everything else, and you like cool special effects.
Don't see it if you mind that not only are all the songs just bad, the lyrics, book and choreography are pretty bad too.
See it if you miss full B'way shows that don’t cut corners. Made to wow new audiences, not stubbornly defend out of touch values of bygone eras.
Don't see it if you prefer the 1930s & dislike adaptations—particularly ones taking a critical look at the originals & acknowledging modern sensibilities.
See it if You have any wonder in your soul. Beautifully paced often edge of your seat. A heartbreaking Kong... and a breathtaking set and staging.
Don't see it if unfortunately everything else really sucked. I wish that it wasn't a musical. Lots of music and sound effects: good banal songs: bad .
See it if An incredible visual performance. King Kong , the puppet is a marvel, an amazing sight. The rest of the show pales in comparison.
Don't see it if If you expect a well developed musical.
See it if you must see what all the spectacle is about (and King Kong, the beast and how he is presented, IS quite impressive); have an imagination.
Don't see it if you lack a sense of wonder; are invested in strong music or storytelling more than visual marvels, Kong’s gripping design, & video screens.
See it if enjoy spectacle. Great puppetry, lighting, and projections. Puppeterrs and dancers are working very hard
Don't see it if Want actual music (as opposed to background noise), leads who one care about, and a better story.
See it if The King Kong puppet effects are interesting to watch. A strong, non-damsel-in-distress lead is refreshing but she could've done more.
Don't see it if Meh music and story that seemed to fall flat on our audience.
Also Ticket from in-person rush for $49. Fourth row on the side.
See it if you want theme park spectacle & effects more than quality theater. Terrific Kong mechanism evokes emotion - which music & acting do not.
Don't see it if you want music or dance that enhance story; they're extraneous in this beauty-beast tale. Show is entertaining, but good B'way theater? No.
See it if you want to see a puppet on stage with horrible written songs and the music was horrendous.
Don't see it if you want to see a better musical on broadway or really anywhere else