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 admire puppet work, like splashy technical theatre or are a fan of anthropomorphic characters
Don't see it if You want a lot of substance, don't care for effects and heavy underscoring, want witty and believable characters or a well written book
See it if you want to see fantastic puppetry and a committed ensemble of performers
Don't see it if you are expecting anything meaningful. this is pure spectacle for spectacle's sake.
See it if You have nothing else to see? You want a lesson in how not to write a book? Or if you want to see actors trying to make this work.
Don't see it if You have any other options. Seriously. It’s bad.
See it if you want to see a fantastic SPECTACLE as the staging of this familiar story is truly incredible with the unforgettable King Kong puppetry.
Don't see it if you want to see great acting, memorable music, interesting choreography, or an absorbing plot. Volume and strobe lights are annoying.
See it if You enjoy female lead with great voice, excellent dancing, incredible puppeteers, amazing effects and awesome monkey!
Don't see it if you are looking for interesting book, great acting, or drama.
See it if you are willing to forgive the bad and be amazed at the stagecraft. The critics were wrong to slam it but come with low expectations.
Don't see it if the best visuals in history are not enuf to overcome the fact that we all know the story details at every turn.
See it if You appreciate creativity. Tho the story line is weak, The creativity of King Kong Is worth the price of a ticket.
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of automation or expect tony levelvacting and story line
See it if you liked the movie and want to experience the immense presence of King Kong on stage. Special effects, sets, and the King are captivating.
Don't see it if you are expecting a great score, script, singing, and dancing. It is enjoyable but not memorable.
See it if You want to see the puppet; kudos to the puppeteers-marvelous job. The sets stand out-Tony worthy. I liked the choreography/dancers.
Don't see it if you expect a compelling story/score. The score is not memorable though Ms. Pitti sings wonderfully. The puppeteers are visible thru-out.
See it if you want to be truly amazed and awestruck by Kong himself; if great spectacle allows you to have fun and forgive everything else.
Don't see it if you can't enjoy the spectacle because you can't get past the music and script.
See it if To experience $35MM worth of IMAX motion effects & cool Kong puppet operated by a talented crew.
Don't see it if You are expecting a genuine Broadway musical with a quality story & score. You get a headache from loud noises.
See it if spectacle is enough for you. (The puppet is riveting. The writing is not.)
Don't see it if you need great writing and not just cool visuals to have a good time.
See it if you are a techie who wants to see some of the most impressive puppetry and technical design ever put on stage.
Don't see it if you want your musical to have good songs. It should have been a play with a score. Whenever Kong is not on stage, it DRAAAAGS.
See it if Thoroughly entertaining. I was in 1st role almost got stepped on by KK's Foot Amazing puppetry Just a fun day at the theater
Don't see it if you don't like the KK story or animatronics
See it if You want to see the latest and greatest in theatre arts. The tech in this show will blow your mind.
Don't see it if You are looking for the next Hamilton. It's King Kong after all.
See it if Overall a fun experience. Fun for the family and a lot to see. The puppetry is incredible.
Don't see it if If you are looking for something that is thought-provoking or new and innovative. Felt very derivative and dated.
See it if good music, great performances, sexy dancers, well-staged, insanely impressive combo of puppetry & projection. Strong storytelling.
Don't see it if you want to hate watch. (You will probably end up actually liking it.) Genre blending music put some people off (pop vs. 30s at points).
See it if you have a strong desire to see the puppet. Possibly the worst major production I have ever seen in terms of story and creativity.
Don't see it if you expect to see a full, creative and well scripted show.
See it if Want to experience amazing puppetry and technology bring this character to life. Want to support such a hardworking cast. Are a fan of cast.
Don't see it if Are faint of heart. Want a very solid story. Have a fear of gorillas.
See it if The only reason to see this is for the amazing puppetry of King Kong. Truly spectacular.
Don't see it if you care about seeing a good piece of musical theatre. This is about spectacle, nothing more. The music is horrendous.
See it if you love a Broadway spectacle. The staging & puppetry is amazing. Christiani Pitts is wonderful, but the show is slow & not well written.
Don't see it if you prefer good writing. It still has some great elements, but it's very much lacking in substance & execution.
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