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Based on the novel of the original 1933 screenplay, the stage show of King Kong is a contemporary take on the classic tale of beauty and the beast.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Aug. 18, 2019.

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About King Kong on Broadway

2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Previews: Oct 5, 2018 • Opening: Nov 8, 2018 • Closing: Aug 18, 2019
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Broadway Theatre Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
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Orchestra section and Main Level are fully accessible.
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“You’ve never seen anything like King Kong on stage. Ever.” (Entertainment Weekly).  The epic modern myth is now a "dazzling thrill ride" (Variety), brought roaring to life on Broadway through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, music and stagecraft.

In the grip of the Great Depression, New York City is a place of pressure, of desperation, but also of hope. Enter Ann Darrow, a fearless young actress with a will of steel and dreams that reach as high as the just-completed Empire State Building. After a brutal struggle just to stay on her feet, Ann finds her big break in the form of Carl Denham, a fast-talking filmmaker who promises to make her the star of his next big adventure movie. Throwing caution to the winds, she joins Carl on a voyage to the mysterious Skull Island. There, they encounter a wonder more astonishing than they could have possibly imagined: a 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound ape known only as Kong. To her surprise, Ann finds an unexpected kindred spirit in this magnificent, untameable creature. But when Carl hatches a plan to capture Kong and display him to the New York masses, she’s faced with a terrible choice. Will Ann follow the call of her own ambition? Or can she find the strength to stand up for what’s right? 

Directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie, King Kong features an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice The Musical), and a book by Jack Thorne, the Tony® and Olivier Award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Don’t miss this “heart-stopping spectacle” (NewsdayPeople Magazine calls “as thrilling as any action movie."

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Book Writer
Jack Thorne
Marius de Vries
Eddie Perfect
Director and Choreographer
Drew McOnie
Set and Projection Designer
Peter England
Creature Designer
Sonny Tilders
Costume Designer
Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer
Peter Mumford
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Musical Director
Michael Gacetta
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