King Kong at Broadway Theatre tickets
King Kong at Broadway Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+. No under 4s.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including intermission)
Opened: 05 Oct 2018
Press night: 08 Nov 2018
Booking from: 05 Oct 2018
Booking until: 18 Aug 2019

Location and map

Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

36 Reviews Add review

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... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was unlike anything I've ever seen - the theatricality and set were phenomenal. the puppetry of King Kong blew me away and... More

westendamie 5”2, 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

If not for anything else, go for the puppet! The sound design and lighting design of this show are stellar, and the choreography is... More

briannasimpkins 4’11, 73 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The actors were great but Kong steals the show. This is the most impressive production I've seen from a technical perspective. Besides... More

marcm1 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jadeprince 5"4, 164 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Fantastic puppetry, worth it for the 20 foot gorilla. Otherwise, the songs and music are unremarkable.

denisel5 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The King Kong puppetry was amazing!

JoJoY 5'2", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jadeprince 5"4, 164 reviews, 3 helpful votes