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King Kong

 
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New in 2018
Based on the 1932 novel and 1933 film, a new musical stage adaptaton with a contemporary take on the classic tale of beauty and the beast.
Begins October 5th.

From the producers: "King Kong" comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft. 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. Don't miss this larger-than-life encounter with a legend that's always been too big to contain.

The character King Kong has become one of the world's most famous movie icons, having inspired countless sequels, remakes, spin-offs, imitators, parodies, cartoons, books, comics, video games, theme park rides, and a stage play. His role in the different narratives varies, ranging from a rampaging monster to a tragic antihero. The new musical adaptation opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Here's a clip from that production:



The production features a one-ton, six-meter-tall silverback gorilla puppet as its star. Engineered, designed and built by Global Creature Technology in West Melbourne, Australia, King Kong was the largest puppet ever created for the stage. Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie ("Strictly Ballroom," "In the Heights"), directs and choreographs.

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