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Musical of 'King Kong' to roar on Broadway next year

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/17/2017 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical version of "King Kong" is hoping to make Broadway go bananas.

Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs," said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. Exact dates and cast will be announced later.

This "King Kong" is written by Jack Thorne, who received the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." The score is composed by Grammy nominee Marius de Vries, whose credits include the films "La La Land" and "Moulin Rouge," with songs by Eddie Perfect.

The show will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie.

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