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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Broadway Boys: Mr. November 2018

He's made the news worldwide for decades. He's appeared in several Hollywood films. And he's well-know for his temper, though his closest friends know he can be warm, caring and fiercely protective. Like many celebrities, he is misunderstood.  These days, he is literally the biggest star on Broadway, the talk of critics and fans alike, headlining a gazillion dollar musical spectacle that bears his name and tells his shocking and tragic story. Is it any wonder King Kong is Mr. Broadway November 2018??!!

Broadway Boys
Mr. November 2018
King Kong's King Kong


HEAD SHOTS AND CANDIDS






FUN FACTS ABOUT BROADWAY KONG:
  • He's a 20 foot+ tall marionette style puppet, with an animatronic face and robotic features.
  • He weighs about 2,000 pounds.
  • He spends all of his offstage time hanging around the rafters.
  • He has quite the entourage: 10 members of the King's Company, puppeteers and aerialists who help him move, and 3 Voodoo Operators who make his face work. Jon Hoche provides his voice.
  • His creator/designer is Sonny Tilders.


KING KONG - 1933


Fay Wray


KING KONG - 1976


Jessica Lange

KING KONG - 2005

Naomi Watts

KING KONG - ALIVE ON BROADWAY 2018





Christiani Pitts 



Is he the only Broadway star with a Funk-o?

Kong with his designer Sonny Tilders

Jon Hoche: Voice of Kong

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