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King Kong

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Witness the legendary story of King Kong at its Broadway debut. A clever mix of puppetry, animatronics, stagecraft, and music makes this musical come to life. Follow the enterprising actress Ann Darrow and the Bohemian filmmaker Carl Denham on their voyage from the thoroughfares of New York City to an unexplored island where they stumble across the collosal titan.

Why Watch King Kong

King Kong is choreographed and directed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. It showcases a thrilling new score by Marius de Vries, who also worked on La La Land, and Eddie Perfect who is known for having worked on Beetlejuice the Musical. The musical is an emotional and thrilling work of theatre that brings one of the most legendary stories to the big stage. King Kong, the title character, is depicted with the help of an enormous two-story tall, one-ton animatronic creation that has been made in Melbourne, Australia. The production also has a featured book by Jack Thorne who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The Story

The musical is a theatrical re-imagination of the classic film of the same name. It begins with the filmmaker Carl Denham at the New York Harbor on Captain Eaglehorn’s ship, The Venture. He is eager to begin his new project. He hasn’t, however, been able to find the ideal actress for the female role. Luckily for him, he finds Ann Darrow in the streets of New York. He promises her the opportunity to be a part of a thrilling adventure, and he whisks her off onto his ship. They sail to the unexplored Skull Island. He speaks of a beast called Kong which is believed to live on the island. The musical traces the story of the duo as they try and capture this enormous beast.
The musical is a tale of adventure and love, with a two thousand pound, twenty foot tall gorilla at the centre of it, and a woman who puts everything at stake to save him.

Good for

Family Audiences | Fans of the Original Movie or Book

Critics Reviews

“He’s arriving a little later than anticipated, but King Kong is finally ready to attack Broadway.”
– New York Times

“Thankfully the show's creators have not been afraid to step outside the traditional ra-ra Broadway style, opting instead for a dark, reflective score with some brave contemporary staging.”
– The Newshub

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Show Details

Show Timings

Sunday 3 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 7 PM
Wednesday & Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Friday 8 PM

Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission

Leading Roles
Christiani Pitts as Ann Darrow
Eric William Morris as Carl Denham
Erik Lochtefeld as Lumpy

Directed by
Drew McOnie

Top Songs
"Hunting Season", "Sweethearts on Parade", "I wanna be loved by you"

Additional Information

Audience
The show is suitable for ages 8+ with adult supervision. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Coat room

Seating
Broadway Theatre has a seating capacity of 1761.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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My Tickets

Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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Where?

Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York

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