There is something big coming to Broadway. One of the biggest movie monsters, King Kong, is white way. “King Kong,” featuring a 20-foot-tall puppet in the title role, will open at the Foxwoods Theater in December, according to the chairman of the Australian production company behind the theatrical production, added today's report in The New York Times (January 28) For more on this gargantuan story visit http://www.nytimes.com.
" “Kong,” which is running in Melbourne in a $30 million production, will take over the cavernous Foxwoods from another special-effects-laden show, the $75 million “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which closed earlier this month," added the report.
"Global Creatures has not officially announced dates for the production, only saying that they were aiming to open “Kong” on Broadway during the 2014-15 theater season at a suitably large theater," according to The Times.
This "Kong" is an expensive production to adapt for Broadway. "Most Broadway musicals cost around $10 million to mount; “Spider-Man” set a record with $75 million, more than twice as much as any previous musical, and had historic losses as well of $60 million," added The Times.
"Based on the classic film ape who ends up on top of the Empire State Building, “King Kong” opened in Melbourne in June to strong reviews for its special effects and more mixed notices for the script (by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas) and score, a mix of original and contemporary songs," added the report.
All in all Staten Island theater fans, this is one big musical you may want to travel to New York City for. Staten Island arts fans, stay tuned!