King Kong is tired of Godzilla and his monster pals having all the fun in Japan, so he’s heading to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Broadway’s successful musical, “King Kong,” is celebrating its 100th show this week and announced that the company behind the production is planning on bringing the experience to Japanese audiences.
Hard Rock is building a new entertainment resort on the island of Hokkaido, and are constructing a special large venue to house “King Kong,” according to Forbes.
Kong is actually a hybrid animatronic/marionette that is operated by 35 puppeteers who use counterweights and trapeze techniques to bring the giant monkey to life.
“King Kong” is produced by Nederlander Worldwide, a date for the premiere in Japan has not yet been announced.