Despite amazing puppetry, ‘King Kong’ on Broadway is a mess
About 40 minutes into the show, right before Kong first appears onstage, the audience at King Kong on Broadway is crackling with excitement.
Ann Darrow (Christiani Pitts) is tied up, seemingly helpless and lost in the middle of a spooky forest when we hear a growl in the darkness. In one brilliant moment the part-animatronic, part-puppet animal that is nearly as tall as the stage appears in all his glory. Ann is lifted up to look the stunning giant in his all-too-human eyes. With the help of both onstage puppetry and behind-the-scenes workers, Kong opens his mouth and roars. The audience cheers. It’s a truly stunning feat. Read more…More about Broadway, Musicals, King Kong, Entertainment, and Music