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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 incredible puppetry and animatronics. Worth seeing for this alone-- an ensemble of actors working the Kong figure in sync is amazing.
Don't see it if Sadly, the songs are a little thin, the plot is basic--too bad not more nuanced, and dancing is fun--but it needs better songs.
See it if Marvel at ingenuity .... incredible technology (score 100) , everything else is less impressive, but so what!
Don't see it if Looking for a textbook musical.
See it if technology is your thing. The gorilla's handlers make his moves terrific. Christiani Pitts is excellent & could use better material.
Don't see it if You enjoy a strong plot and a good score.
See it if you want to see one of the coolest spectacles ever done on Broadway. The Gorilla is spectacular. Best puppet work since War Horse.
Don't see it if want to see a good musical. All the musical elements of the show were not good. No memorable music and the book is a mess.
See it if you want to experience a thoroughly enjoyable evening on Broadway. The technology employed for this show is amazing. I will see it again.
Don't see it if you're not looking for a joyous evening.
See it if You want to see great technical effects. The songs were okay.But the female lead was refreshing in her role. The scenery and kong were good
Don't see it if You want a more cohesive plot line and are a fan of great singing.
See it if Christiani Pitts and King Kong are amazing and rise above the material; engaging for younger audiences; more similar to Cirque shows
Don't see it if Music serves purpose as belting vehicle for Pitts but otherwise forgettable and varying styles are jarring; amusement park musical on sroids
See it if You really just need to see this for the Masterful Puppetry of King Kong. The Story is bad, but singing is decent. Kong is just amazing.
Don't see it if expecting to be blown away by an amazing cast recording or story. I recommend seeing this for what it is, an amazing production of King Kong
See it if you are interested in the puppetry and robotics that created the ape. Or if you are the kind of person who needs to see every Bway show.
Don't see it if you expect good songs or an exciting show. I found it tedious after the first few minutes of Kong. Sets were great. I left at intermission.
See it if you want to see a spectacle - you will not be disappointed in the scenery and the King Kong Puppet. It brings out the kid in you.
Don't see it if you want to see something profound. The musical part of the show is not very interesting. The choreography at times is silly.
See it if It’s all about the gorilla. This is a big spectacle show. If you like that kind of thing, you’ll love this. They got that part very right.
Don't see it if You want high art, a great book, and a great score. This is a spectacle show. It completely delivers on that, but not so much on other stuff