Friday, November 16, 2018

KING KONG: The Mighty Ape Lands with a Mighty Roar on Broadway.

Photo by Joan Marcus

There is but one reason to see the Broadway production of King Kong:  the animatronic/robotic wonder created by the  Creature Technology Company.

The Australia-based design team is best known for such works as Jurassic World: The Exhibition and, for Universal Orlando, a little something called Skull Island: Reign of Kong.  

So, yes, when it comes to putting flesh and muscles on  gargantuan creatures hitherto seen only in the movies, these folks know what they are doing. 

So do go if you've got a hankerin' to see the mighty Kong in three-dimensional, life-like, active on-stage glory. Indeed, I'd spring for down-front and close-to-the-stage center section seats. It is an awesome experience indeed!

Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but I should point out that King Kong has been developed not as an exhibition, but as a Broadway musical.  You know, the kind with humans actors, songs, dances, and so forth. None of these is particularly interesting or even relevant, however. They only exist to support the wonder that is Kong by providing some context by more-or-less following the plot of the 1933 film.  If you are interested in this aspect of the show, I'd suggest you consult and look for the reviews (including my full review). 

But if it's KONG, KONG, KONG you want, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest you splurge. 

Meanwhile, here are some more photos to whet your appetite:

Photo  by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Joan Marcus


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