marbpl2
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March 9th, 2018, 12:07 am #21



http://www.playbill.com/production/king ... -2018-2019

Previews begin October 5, Opening November 8.
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blufeld
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March 9th, 2018, 12:40 pm #22

Looks like they're going with the Kong/Ann love each other theme.  If it's a hit, will they make a movie of it?
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April 24th, 2018, 8:04 pm #23

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will
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April 24th, 2018, 9:56 pm #24

Reading that, by my count it has had at least three different book writers and three different songwriting teams to go along with the various directors. That doesn't sound like a good recipe for a hit, but we will see.
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May 7th, 2018, 4:34 pm #25

As part of Free Comic Book Day, three posters for this were just released.


Olly Moss


Laurent Durieux


Francesco Francavilla

Durieux has done Kong before.

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May 7th, 2018, 7:51 pm #26

Impressive.  Most impressive.
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May 8th, 2018, 1:03 am #27

So...Kong sings?
  
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will
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May 8th, 2018, 4:54 am #28

Kong doesn't sing, unless the newest version changed that.
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Rick
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May 8th, 2018, 5:05 am #29

Can't sing, can't dance, can wreak havoc. A triple threat.
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June 12th, 2018, 12:44 pm #30

Tickets are now on sale:

http://www.kingkongbroadway.com/
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June 12th, 2018, 12:58 pm #31

“Can’t act; slightly bald; can dance a little.”
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will
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June 12th, 2018, 1:02 pm #32

They are taking a terrible risk. What if he goes berserk and escapes?
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Rick
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June 13th, 2018, 1:57 am #33

Oh, how I wish I had the chrome steel concession over at the Broadway Theater.
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June 13th, 2018, 2:20 am #34

Ah, let 'I'm roar, it's a swell picture!
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Godziwolf
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June 21st, 2018, 6:34 pm #35

will wrote: They are taking a terrible risk. What if he goes berserk and escapes?
Still fewer injuries than for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
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June 22nd, 2018, 1:18 pm #36

I predict that it will be a big hit.  Kong on Broadway, how can it miss?
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Rick
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June 23rd, 2018, 12:38 am #37

Oh, boy, blu... don't know a lot about Broadway, do you?

But, of course, you could be right, especially since this is written by the guy who did the Harry Potter play, and that evidently turned out surprisingly well, but ... it's also the sort of thing which (1) could get lost in its own spectacle and/or (2) just be way too inviting a target for the critics.

Betting in any field is a fool's game, betting on show business is the worst, but, if I had to bet, I'd say that KONG will run for a while on the name value, but not long enough to be a hit or recoup its no-doubt sizable budget.

But that's a totally pretend-wager. My money goes nowhere near this thing.
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June 23rd, 2018, 12:56 am #38

My fear is of it limping along with tech troubles, like TITANIC and SPIDERMAN.
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June 23rd, 2018, 12:57 am #39

As mentioned above, I think SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK may be the learning curve for a show that has been years in development that demands size and spectacle.

I love the original KONG but I wouldn't be an investor in his "real" Broadway debut.  (Happy to be wrong, though.)
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June 23rd, 2018, 1:00 am #40

Yeah, the SPIDER-MAN comparison is to me the most apt and most likely.

On the other hand, the success, commercially and critically, of the Harry Potter play -- another show which seems designed to attract nasty notices -- makes me wonder if there's a critical shift going on. Or maybe the Potter is just an exception.
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