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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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're curious to see how Broadway pulls off some amazing tech. Kong (the puppet) is spectacular.
Don't see it if you don't care about seeing Kong--because that's about all the show has to offer.
See it if You want to see something that is a sort of compromise between musical theatre and amusement park attraction.
Don't see it if You are looking for a memorable score. You dislike productions that lean heavily upon design elements to buoy the show.
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're intrigued by how they can produce King Kong as an animated being on stage; the scale is often impressive and some choreo delights
Don't see it if You need powerhouse vocals or if you're opposed to heavy reliance on projections. The story and characters are often lackluster.
See it if you are theater junkie and you like cool staging. See it only for creature, in fact.
Don't see it if you have low threshold for cliched dialogue and men behaving badly.
See it if You want to see the puppet or sets. That’s it!
Don't see it if You want good music, good story, good staging, good acting, or good choreography. This show has none of those.
See it if You want to see tremendous stagecraft.
Don't see it if You want good songs or an interesting plot. The entire show comes across as an overproduced theme park ride.
See it if The ape puppet! Masterful art watching crew maneuver Kong-emotions come across clearly. Truly a marvel- very cool set pieces and effects.
Don't see it if Beyond the puppet, the characters are not fully realized and their motivations make no sense. Many plot points left hanging-the book is poor
See it if You want to see the puppet, the only thing worth going for.
Don't see it if You want to see a show that takes itself seriously. The show dragged, with forgettable music, and an ending song that was laughable.
See it if there’s a 2000 pound gorilla in the room that will no doubt impress you, but did it need to be a musical?
Don't see it if music and book should be scrapped; they should just focus on the puppetry, animatronics and video projections...
See it if you innovative staging, a talented company and really cool puppetry.
Don't see it if you want memorable songs or an exciting story line. I felt the music kept trying to do everything from ballads to techno remixes. :/
See it if you only care about spectacle. The show has some entertaining moments but they are surrounded by missed opportunities
Don't see it if you are wanting to see the next hit or wanting to be moved by anything. There's really no gain or loss to seeing the show.
See it if You're looking for something epic with stunning technology and ground-breaking effects.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a memorable score and if you come to shows solely for their material / characters.
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