The epic modern myth comes alive through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft. KING KONG tells the story of an ambitious young actress named Ann Darrow and the maverick filmmaker who promises to make her a star. Together, they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the world’s greatest wonder. At the center of this 21st-century theatrical reimagining: a 2,000-pound, 20-foot high gorilla and the woman who risks everything to help him.
Directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights), KING KONG features an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice, the upcoming musical), and a book by Jack Thorne, the Olivier Award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s an exhilarating, emotional encounter with a legend that’s always been too big to contain. KING KONG played its final Broadway performance on August 18, 2019. Stay tuned for updates on future productions.