Thursday, December 13, 2018

Best of 2018 JKTS Awards: Fun, Fun, Fun! by JK

THE 2018 JKTS AWARDSGood Clean Fun(9 Awards)After taking a couple of seasons off, we are super excited to re-start our annual tradition! Up first, our awards for the media and technical aspe…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Best of 2018: JKTS Awards: Broadway Tech by JK

NOTE: We made the decision that 2018 was dark and ugly enough, so this year (at least) we will only celebrate the positive. We will try to be snark-free, and there will be no "worst of." It …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Best Broadway Songs and Duets of 2018 by JK

It's the end of the year, and it's time to start looking back at the year that was. First up, our Friday 5 Best Broadway Songs of 2018. These are the numbers that stuck out in one way other …

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Photo Flash: NYCCHP Treats 800 Homeless Children to KING KONG by Marika O'Hara

On December 4, The New York City Children's Holiday Party brought nearly 800 children from 38 different homeless shelters to experience the epic musicalKing Kong.After theperformance, each c…

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See the New York City Children’s Holiday Party Visit King Kong on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production welcomed nearly 800 young fans December 4.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: Look! It’s ‘The Making of King Kong’! (No, Not That One.) by Jesse Green

A new play mocks the gender and racial ickiness of the 1933 movie — on a one-paw budget.

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The Cher Show review – Broadway musical is a mixed bag of pop excess by Alexis Soloski

Neil Simon Theatre, New YorkA jukebox ode to the megastar contains some dazzling numbers but suffers from some clumsy storytellingAt The Cher Show, there are three Chers onstage and lots mor…

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Too Darn Hot! James T. Lane Completes Principal Cast of Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum James T. Lane has booked a sweet new gig, taking on the role of Paul in Roundabout Theatre Company's highly anticipated revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Lane will sing Cole Porter…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

King Kong by Elizabeth Wollman

While I appreciate it as a landmark in both film making and scoring, I've otherwise never much understood the appeal of King Kong. Sure, there's incredibly cool stop-motion animation an…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

VIDEO: Christiani Pitts, Drew McOnie, and More Discuss the Magic of KING KONG by Stage Tube

King Kong may have the most talked-about puppet on the Great White Way, but a recent feature on CBS is breaking down just what makes this show so magical.

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King Kong's Eric William Morris Sings Tunes from His High School Rock Band & More on Side by Side by Broadway.com

Eric William Morris sits Side by Side by Susan Blackwell to chat King Kong, his past survival job and more.

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King Kong Star Eric William Morris Monkeys Around with Susan Blackwell on Side by Side by Lindsey Sullivan

Christiani Pitts & Eric William Morrisin King Kong (Photo by Joan Marcus) Eric William Morris has been performing on the stage and screen for some time, appearing on the Great White Way as…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Christopher Henley

The jukebox musical is the red-headed step-child of contemporary theatre. The worst reviews you could ever read in, say, The New York Times will be of jukebox musicals. (Okay; maybe King Kon…

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‘King Kong’s Leading Man: Broadway’s Eric William Morris Talks Growling Apes, Snarling Critics & Life As A Squip by Greg Evans

When Broadway’s King Kong opened earlier this month, critics did their best to one-up Beauty on how to kill a Beast. Big, hairy gloom might have settled over the cast following the sho…

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Looking Forward to Winter: December 2018 - February 2019 by JK

Why am I always so shocked when December rolls around? The older I get, the faster time goes by. Ah, well. At least I have a lot to look forward to as the holidays approach (and fly by) and …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Token Theatre Friends: Ming Peiffer on How Sex Ed Fails Women by American Theatre Editors

The team behind the Off-Broadway hit 'Usual Girls' discuss female sexuality and unrealistic beauty standards. Plus, the Friends review 'King Kong' on Broadway.

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Which “King Kong” is Best? by Trav S.D.

We’ve got King Kong on the brain of late. We caught the new Broadway show on opening night, and several of our friends are appearing in Lisa Clair’s The Making of King Kong, open…

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#TBT: Xanadu: The Book (Seriously!) by JK

Like many young kids in the early 80's, I played the soundtrack to the movie Xanadu to death, and I knew every lyric, pause and audible breath on the Olivia Newton-John side. And I play…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

J.P Morgan Selects KING KONG and NETWORK For #NextList2019 by BroadwayWorld

J.P. Morgan has shared its top picks on what's next in its just released NextList2019. Among the list includes Broadway selections. This year, J.P. Morgan has selected King Kong and Network

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

King Kong by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why You Will Go Ape for King Kong By: Iris Wiener November 27, 2018:  As a whole, King Kong is a musical disaster at its finest. Groan-worthy moments are endless with a score th…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Broadway’s Best-Ever Thanksgiving: A $43M Feast, A ‘Harry Potter’ Record & A ’60 Minutes’ Boon To ‘Mockingbird’ by Greg Evans

Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week in recorded history, grossing $43M as house records and other markers were smashed like so many sweet potatoes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child even…

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Broadway Grosses: Four Celebrated Shows Excel in a Record-Breaking Week by Broadway.com

Thanksgiving week saw a slew of productions setting new records on Broadway. Perhaps the most notable came from the Tony-winning two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, setting a fr…

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ICYMI: Watch All the Broadway Musical Thanksgiving Day Performances from 2018

Check out musical numbers from The Prom, Mean Girls, King Kong, Head Over Heels and more!

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Friday, November 23, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018

VIDEO: Watch King Kong on the Thanksgiving Day Parade! by Stage Tube

Roar Watch King Kong perform on this morning's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

King Kong by Joel Benjamin

Designed by Johnny Tilders, the puppet Kong is phenomenal, a 20-foot tall, 2,000 pound marionette operated by the ten-person King’s Company, members of the cast assigned to operating the a…

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From the Review Files: Tarzan, or the Review That Got Me Fired by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Long story short: I was the last regular critic employed by the ticket-concierge site Broadway.com, for whom I reviewed the 2005-06 season (highlights included Sweeney Todd, Bridge & Tun…

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In Defense of Kong and Offense at Prom. Moulin Rouge on Broadway. John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up. #Stageworthy news of the week. by New York Theater

This week in New York theater, I seem to have zigged while others zagged, even when it comes to zazz. To explain: 1. I don’t completely understand the high level of snark about “King Kon…

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Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with King Kong Standout Casey Garvin

Casey Garvin talks about his incredibly memorable audition for Broadway's King Kong, being a theatre nerd at heart, and how he spends his days off.

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