King Kong Takes Manhattan…Again

Back in March, Kong: Skull Island successfully hit the big screen, and now the giant beast is poised to take on another island, Manhattan, in a brand-new musical.

King Kong (the musical) has had a long gestation that started with Australian animatronics company, Global Creatures, in 2010. Chief executive and lead producer on the project, Carmen Pavlovic, has been searching for the right fit for this 20-foot animatronic gorilla on stage.

After years of false starts and one show in Melbourne in 2013 with less than favorable reviews, King Kong is aiming for a 2018 release on Broadway. The production is being retooled with new talent: Writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Director Drew McOnie (In The Heights).

Thankfully their aim is to construct the story based off the 1933 film without King Kong having to speak or sing.


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