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Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!

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This afternoon, a representative from the office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped by the Broadway Theatre to celebrate the new King of Broadway, King Kong!

After a special appearance at the curtain call, representative Anna del Castillo joined the company outside for a ceremonial street re-naming!

Check out photos of the company celebrating the newly dubbed King Kong Court below!

Based on the 1932 novel, the stage production of King Kong is a contemporary take on the classic tale of beauty and the beast. The story follows a young actress, Ann Darrow, and a maverick filmmaker, Carl Denham, as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the world's greatest wonder. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining: a 20-foot high, 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. King Kong is a larger-than-life encounter with a legend that's always been too big to contain.

King Kong comes alive through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) with a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land and Moulin Rouge!) and songs by Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice), King Kong is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie (Strictly Ballroom The Musical).

King Kong's design team for Broadway also includes Peter England (Scenic and Projection Design), Roger Kirk (Costume Design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Gavin Robins (Aerial and King Kong Movement Director) and Tom Watson (Hair Design). David Caddick is Music Supervisor and Eldad Guetta is Associate Music Arranger.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
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Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Eric William Morris

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Erik Lochtefeld, Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
KING KONG

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
KING KONG

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
KING KONG

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
KING KONG

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
The cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo, Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo, Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo, Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo, Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo, Christiani Pitts

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the cast of King Kong

Photo Coverage: King of Broadway! NYC Celebrates KING KONG With Street Naming!
Anne del Castillo and the company of King Kong



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