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King Kong on Broadway Tickets

Broadway Theatre

Jack Thorne casts his magic on a cinematic masterpiece as King Kong the musical swings into New York. A timeless story about greed and humanity, catch this epic retelling of Hollywood’s greatest modern myth at the Broadway Theatre.

A ground-breaking classic of American cinema, King Kong has gripped audiences for decades. Now Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) brings the giant to life once more in King Kong the musical at the Broadway Theatre.

King Kong takes audiences on an emotional journey through the eyes of young actress Ann Darrow. Dreaming of a big break, she joins filmmaker Carl Denham on a voyage to the mysterious Skull Island. What greets them is something they could never have imagined: an enormous ape known only as “Kong”. The two New Yorkers are faced with a striking moral dilemma... do they profit from this magnificent creature, or leave him in peace? Using heart-pounding animatronics and puppetry, King Kong the musical is the ultimate story pitting man versus nature and greed versus humanity.

Christiani Pitts stars as Ann Darrow, with previous credits including A Bronx Tale on Broadway and regional productions of Big Fish and Cabaret. Eric William Morris joins Pitts as Carl Denham; he has previously performed in Mamma Mia!, and Coram Boy. King Kong himself is thrillingly realized with a team including aerial movement director Gavin Robbins (DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon).

King Kong is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie (Jesus Christ Superstar, Strictly Ballroom), with a powerful score by Marius de Vries, who won BAFTA Awards for his work on Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice The Musical). The creative team also includes a book by Jack Thorne, who is best known for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, currently bewitching audiences at the Lyric Theatre.

An emotional and exhilarating production that sees the king of movie monsters rule the stage, King Kong at the Broadway Theatre has been playing to rapt audiences since October 2018.

Sorry this show closed 18 August 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
05 Oct 2018 - 18 Aug 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 8+. No under 4s.
Audience Notes:
With an iconic beauty-and-the-beast story and heart-stopping puppetry, King Kong tickets are the perfect choice for those wanting a bombastic Broadway experience. Fans of the 1933 movie will also be thrilled to see Kong come alive onstage.

King Kong on Broadway Reviews

37 Reviews
  • 5 Stars14%
  • 4 Stars54%
  • 3 Stars22%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Stars3%

User Reviews


What an amazing show! The effects were just revolutionary when it comes to a broadway stage. I’ve never seen anything like it! I can’t believe a show this amazing is closing this year. The puppeteers are really the stars of this show! It’s amazing ho Read more

Performance date: 30 June 2019

The show was unlike anything I've ever seen - the theatricality and set were phenomenal. the puppetry of King Kong blew me away and all the technical work brought the piece to life so well. there were some good numbers in the show but some of the act Read more

Performance date: 06 April 2019

This is the most incredible show from the moment it starts to the moment it finishes. I was in complete awe of this production. There is some awesome choreography and the music is sublime. The creativity is jaw dropping of both the set and of course Read more

Performance date: 17 October 2018
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