King Kong Coming to Broadway

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King Kong Coming to Broadway

Unread post by missdupont » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 am

I guess after the success of "Harry Potter" onstage, "King Kong" is the next big movie property to hit the boards, opening this fall." target="_blank

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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:57 am

After a stop off at the Empire State Building, of course.

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:09 pm

I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling that this show originated in Oz. I didn't see it as I don't much care for the rather loud rock type music that is in musicals now. I did though read about it as it required a virtual rebuild of the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, proscenium and orchestra pit area. The theatre organ was used - the console was shifted to half-way down the auditorium wall. Anyway it apparently had a successful run.
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Re: King Kong Coming to Broadway

Unread post by countryslicker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 pm

This is the same musical that I posted about in October 2013 regarding the upcoming premiere here in Melbourne Australia:

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I clicked on the first link I supplied at that time and it took me straight to the Broadway show.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:22 pm

The huge puppet is quite amazing. I doubt the show as a show is, but if I have a chance I may catch it for the puppet anyway.
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Re: King Kong Coming to Broadway

Unread post by Claus Harding » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm

Will he break free from the chains and wreck the theatre every night?...

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