• ‘King Kong' Broadway Review: Giant Puppet Upstages the Mere Humans

    12 days ago - By The Wrap

    The big ape deserves a Tony. He's not only the star of “King Kong,” which opened Thursday at the Broadway Theatre. He's also a damned good actor, too - one who shows a wide range of emotion while running through the jungle, fighting off a giant serpent, being gassed by crass capitalists or climbing up the Empire State Building.
    That he's a puppet only makes his performance all the more riveting. But he/it has an advantage over the human actors on stage. Kong doesn't sing one song composed by Eddie Perfect or utter one word written by Jack Thorne.
    Before we get to the technical wonder that...
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  • Broadway's $35 Million ‘King Kong' Roars When It Roars, Slips When It Sings: Review

    12 days ago - By Deadline

    Eighth wonder of the world? King Kong probably isn't even the eighth wonder of Broadway - those kids in The Ferryman aren't giving up their spots anytime soon - but the big ape does provide some roaring good thrills.
    Picking over Hollywood's Depression Era beauty-and-the-beast tale for what still works and ditching what doesn't - the casting of the African American Christiani Pitts as Ann Darrow swiftly does away with the freighted Fay Wray blonde beauty ideal - director D...
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