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King Kong is Alive on Broadway! - Tickets - Show Summary - Photos

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Show Summary - King Kong

King Kong is finally trampling its way onto the Broadway stage!  The international phenomenon of the giant prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong has been adapted to a stage musical, and it is taking over New York.  Based on the 1933 film of the same name, which starred Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, and Robert Armstrong, which has also been adapted to many works including the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island, the new musical version has a book by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), with music and lyrics by Marius de Vries (Bombay Dreams).  The show comes to Broadway after a long journey.

Originally announced in 2010, King Kong was supposed to land on Broadway in 2013, and then in 2014, and then it was decided that the world premiere would in fact be in Melbourne, Australia, where it opened on June 15, 2013 to mixed reviews.  With the giant ape constructed by the Australian animatronics company Global Creature Technology, King Kong had its logical premiere production in Australia before traversing the ocean to arrive in New York.  After significant reworking of the story, but keeping the spectacle of the animatronics 20-foot tall ape, it is now being referred to as a stage show with a score and songs, rather than a traditional musical. The Broadway show is a new way to experience this heart-wrenching story, while being blown away by the animatronics ingenuity of this production.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 10/05/18
Show Opens: 11/08/18
Show Closes: Limited Engagement
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
 
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Should You See King Kong On Broadway?

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What Is King Kong Like?

King Kong is a timeless treat that has delighted audiences from its original film, through countless remake films and other media. Set in the middle of the depression in New York City, it is the story of a young woman named Ann who is tapped to star as the lead actress in a hit Hollywood director’s new movie. She boards his ship to Skull Island, where the taping is to take place, and they encounter a community of island natives, as well as a giant ape. While the crew is terrified, Ann actually forms a personal bond with the giant ape, in a touching pseudo love story about misunderstanding those who are different from us. In the famous scene atop the Empire State Building, Ann climbs to the top to soothe him, but men from airplanes begin to shoot at Kong, until he falls to his death, despite Ann’s cries for them to stop hurting this kind creature.

Is King Kong Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 8 and above. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
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Cast Members:

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Theatre Name:

Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

The Shubert Organization

Theatre Entrance:

53rd Street Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Broadway Theatre Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am- 8pm
Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:

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Show Duration:

King Kong is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.

Producers:

Global Creatures
Roy Furman

Other Credits:

Marius De Vries (Music)
Jack Thorne (Book)
 

Staff and Creative Team:


General Manager:
Foresight Theatrical LLC
Casting Director:
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative:
SPOTCo
Press Agent:

Boneau Bryan-Brown
 

Genre:

Musical - American Premiere

Production Credits:

Drew McOnie (Direction)
Peter England (Scenic Design) 
Roger Kirk (Costume Design) 
Peter Mumford (Lighting Design)
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design)
David Caddick (Musical Supervision)
         
Broadway Show Parking  

Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the Broadway Theater is located at:
ICON Matinee 52
215 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-247-4372
ICON Circle Parking
209 W 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
212-397-9029
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.