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-fantastic settings and special effects
-the ape looked almost human with sad eyes and facial
-the lead actress was great although her screams were no match
for those of Fay Wray
-show had "heart"
-audience was enthusiastic
-midway through the first act the show was interrupted for several
minutes by "technical difficulties" as the dinosaur could not be
controlled. Could be a recurring problem due to the complex
-the large number of puppeteers were a distraction and distract
from the perfomance
-story line can't and doesn't match that of the movie version
-tourists will love it but I doubt they will pay the prices needed to
recover the $35 million capital investment involved
Nancy from Boston Ma
KING KONG ON BROADWAY
I wish I could say I loved it all. In reality, loved the puppet and the special
effects.the story was a classic, retold weakly. No depth of character
development, it was all surface and trite. Songs were nothing memorable, and
the finale song did not match the theme of the show, if that makes sense. I was
surprised when the curtain went down after that, it was that unworthy of
designation as the finale.
So we left thinking “ great special effects” but that does notmake a great show.
Nor from New York, New York
The special effects of king were
amazing. We were mesmerized. The
story and music were lame and
forgettable. We were bored unless
kong was on stage. Could have done
a better job with the script.
Geri from New York, New York
LOTS OF FLASH. NO SUBSTANCE.
If you are a fan of the film you will be
dissapointed. They completely changed the
story line and what was shown fell flat. It just
didn't work. The music and the dancing was
just horrible. In some parts i just laughed
because it was just that bad. It was too busy
and the music was not memorable at all. The
scenery and the special effects were cool
and I applaud them on that. But, Kong was
the real saving grace of the show. It was
amazing seeing it for the first time
He was huge and that roar really did frighten
me. The puppeteers can't be avoided and
didnt really bother me. It was everything
I think if you've never seen a Broadway show
you would think this was great. But as an
avid Broadway fan it just did not hit up to
par. I think the show is great for kids or
people who have no perception of what
Broadway is. Overall, i would not reccomend
Alex from New York, New York
LIKED SOME OF IT
The puppet is amazing.
This is not a traditional musical so go in with
different expectations. It doesn’t follow the
There is way too much dancingthat has
nothing to do with the story. The direction is all
over the place.
There were some great songs )just wish they
had been better directed / many seem
chopped up so much with random dancing
going on all the freaking time )...loved the last
song called I’m Free or something like that. It
made me cry. I also loved the Queen of New
York. Liked the modernity of the music.
Generally liked it a lot - it’s worth it and if you
have kids it’s a great family alternative to
A Petrizzo from New York, New York
GREAT EFFECTS, MEDIOCRE STORYTELLING
I am a huge fan of the original 1933 classic so I
had very high expectations to see how this
would translate live. Let’s start with the
positive. The special effects are really
impressive. I was excited every time Kong
appeared on stage. The sets were also very
well done, especially the voyage to Skull Island.
The not so positive. For some reason the
writers tried to make Ann Darrow some kind of
Disney warrior princess. I understand that
everyone wants to update a classic but when a
formula works, stick with it. Trying to make Ann
Darrow a characature of a modern
independent women while placing her in a
period piece didn’t work for me. I also thought
they could have done much more with the
musical numbers , again using the time frame
as inspiration. Did no one know who Busby
Berkeley was in this production? The music
was forgettable. So, if you want to see a
visually exciting and innovative spectacle go
see King Kong, but if you are looking for a
beautiful musical, skip it.
Keith from Jersey
IT WAS BEAUTY THAT KILLED THE BEAST AND THIS SHOW
Think War Horse without the magnificent dialogue and riveting story. It's a decent
puppet show, not a good Broadway Musical. The puppeteers are distracting, even
from my last row seat., The story is basic, the songs uninspiring. The acting, perhaps
fueled by a weak script, especially in the first act, is not very convincing.
On the positive side the second act is better than the first and Kong gets the
audience excited every time he's on stage, due to the special effects. His roar is
genuine and heartfelt. The female whom he builds a special relationship with, has a
roar that is unemotional and embarrassing. You can feel his pain. Her guilt, on the
other hand, that is caused by her betrayal, is not truly felt by the audience.
This version of Kong may appeal to the tourist, but not to a true Broadway goer.
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