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 want to see Kong! It is worth seeing the show just to see the great King Kong in action. Dancers were also great!
Don't see it if you want memorable music or characters other than Kong.
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 King Kong is epic beast on the Great White Way. It's an event musical with enough energy to be good entertainment.
Don't see it if A big monkey is on the stage and the story is build around him.
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 King Kong puppetry and scenic design are a must see. It was magical to see Kong come alive.
Don't see it if movies that become unsuccessful musicals are not your thing.
See it if you want to sit back and enjoy an evening of spectacularly dreadful but incredibly fun theatre. It's basically a Disneyland attraction
Don't see it if you have absurd expectations for a property like King Kong.
See it if you love Broadway magic. King Kong is worth the price of the ticket. When he is on stage, you will be mesmerized.
Don't see it if you are expecting beautiful lyrics. Don't see it if you do not like loud music. Don't see it if you want great dancing.
See it if You love the story of King Kong and want to see how it can be adapted to the stage. Kong is incredible to witness in person.
Don't see it if You cannot get over the horrible music and lyrics in this show. If you are sick of movie to stage adaptations.
See it if The kid in you or with you would be in awe of a mammoth, ear-splitting Kong and the best-ever special effects. That is one show.
Don't see it if The adult in you or with you would be in a snit over the ‘other’ show. One with the worst-ever score, clunky choreography, one-dimensional
See it if you like spectacle. The ape & set are technological wonders. The score weak. The story somewhat boring. But man, the spectacle!!!
Don't see it if you don't care about a giant ape & the rather silly story surrounding him. The spectacle is everything here. No other reason to go.
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.
See it if To see Kong! The puppetry is absolutely amazing. It's the only reason to see the show. And the set was cool when not overrun by LED screens.
Don't see it if You want strong leads & decent score. Music couldn't pick a genre & blatantly ripped off well-known songs. Lead characters/actors were weak.
See it if you have an overwhelming curiosity about how this memorable old movie was adapted for the stage, & you need to see King Kong to satisfy it!
Don't see it if you seek great lyrics & tunes that you'll be humming all the way home. Looking for more than just an enjoyable spectacle? Try another show!
See it if You enjoy great puppetry and staging and choreography but aren't so interested in the story. If you like Disney shows, you'll like this.
Don't see it if You expect great music or singing or a coherent storyline.
See it if only if you are burning with curiosity to see the puppet. it is literally the only highlight but even that feat can't carry the show
Don't see it if you don't want to put yourself through excruciating story telling. the writing is probably the worst since Paramore...
See it if You enjoy the King Kong story or an underdog story, like spectacle musicals, and can enjoy different genres of music.
Don't see it if If you dislike spectacles, cannot suspend disbelief for a show, or are not a fan of puppetry.
See it if you want to see a spectacle - this was created as a vehicle for interesting staging with a huge puppet (which blew me away!)
Don't see it if You're looking for a good musical - this is all about Kong. It could have worked just as well with no songs.
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