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 like King Kong, special effects, stage crafting, technology, excellent set changes, excitement.
Don't see it if you are looking for memorable songs and music, great acting, lots of dancing, traditional broadway musicals.
See it if You're looking to be thrilled and want that never-before-seen experience on Broadway! The genius of the puppet and staging are mind-blowing!
Don't see it if You are not into spectacle. The puppet is the number one reason to see the show, followed by the staging, physical theatre, and effects!
See it if You are wanting to see amazing puppetry and a spectacle. Songs are also pretty impressively written. Dancing and choreography are amazing!
Don't see it if You are looking for great writing and a touching storyline. The lines were a tad cheesy. For what it is, it is better than I expected.
See it if See it if you are a theatre geek who enjoys amazing stagecraft - it is truly mind blowing, coupled with a familiar well-told story.
Don't see it if You expect to be humming the score when leaving the theatre -- the score serves the show and plot well (and is well-played by a great band).
See it if You love masterful puppetry and want to see an incredible spectacle. The visual effects were incredible and the King Kong puppet was great.
Don't see it if You are looking for a deep and thought provoking show.
See it if You appreciate great stagecraft and amazing theatrics. The score, book, lyrics are up for debate but the sheer spectacle made it worth it
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate spectacle and want a traditional musical
See it if You like to be visually awe-stricken. Kong was a more amazing “puppet” than one can imagine.
Don't see it if You are entertained by drama. This show is visually stunning but lacks plot and character development at times.
See it if You want to see amazing puppetry and staging. We had children with us, ages 6, 13 and 15 and they were Amazed! King Kong is powerful!
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show with powerful sound and lights. I honestly have nothing negative to say about it! It was outstanding!
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