Following a brief run in Australia, the “King Kong” musical is on its way to Broadway as producers Global Creatures and Roy Furman has announced a Fall 2018 premiere at the Shubert Organization’s Broadway Theatre.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” writer Jack Thorne penned the musical which Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie will direct and choreograph. The score is composed by four-time Grammy nominee Marius de Vries (“La La Land,” “Moulin Rouge”) with songs by Eddie Perfect (“Strictly Ballroom The Musical”).
Pioneering creature designer Sonny Tilders developed Kong for the show, bringing together the worlds of animatronics and puppetry that has never been seen on stage before.
Roy Furman says: “King Kong is a quintessential New York story and I’m proud to be involved in this historic production. Our team is creating a theatrical experience that we hope will astound audiences while delighting them with its heartfelt storytelling.”
Casting and ticketing details for King Kong will be announced at a later date.