“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “King Kong” come to Broadway

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Since its appearance as a book by Dr. Seuss in 1957, then an animated movie in 1966, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has become one of the Christmas season’s newer classics.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has also been a movie with live actors. The main character’s theme song has also inspired music performers to record their takes on it. In short, The Grinch in one form or another has become a cultural icon.

Now, the Christmas season will find the story of the famed green creature coming to Broadway. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will run on Broadway from Dec. 13-30 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Prices vary depending on the day and time patrons select for attendance. Typically prices range from $49 to $130. There is a limit of 19 tickets total, per patron.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” the show

The musical is scheduled to run for 85 minutes with no intermission. In this version, the Grinch’s beleaguered dog, Max, narrates the action. Max informs audiences that the Grinch’s problem is he has a heart two sizes too small. Even with that almost excuse, the Grinch’s schemes to ruin Christmas for the Whos, who love the holidays, are endearingly intolerable.

The musical is topped off with the songs that audiences have already come to love that are associated with the movies.

The show is actually part of a traveling tour. However, for audiences in Chicago, Boston and New York, the Tony-nominated Broadway actor Gavin Lee will star as the Grinch. Lee has most recently been seen onstage in “SpongeBob Broadway.”

Guidelines for attendance: children a year old and younger can be admitted without a ticket. Standard cameras are permitted, but not video cameras.

For more information, visit: http://www.grinchmusical.com/

“King Kong” on Broadway

While an older story than “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “King Kong” is heroic and nearly timeless in its own right. Set in 1931, it depicts a brave actress determined to survive the Great Depression, who becomes involved in a movie on Skull Island. There, they encounter the 20-foot, 2,000-pound ape named Kong. The big idea is that through the unlikely friendship of Ann and Kong, audiences will be challenged to consider their metaphorical cages and how to get out of them.

The show comes to life on Broadway through a series of lights, a lively score and a host of special effects. “King Kong” began on Broadway in November 2018, and is scheduled to run through April 14, 2019. Ticket prices start at $49 for mezzanine tickets and $79 for orchestra tickets. There are occasional specials on tickets when patrons purchase four or more.

There are limits on the numbers of tickets that can be purchased at once. For more information on ticket purchases visit https://kingkongbroadway.com/tickets.php

Special considerations for attending “King Kong” include admission being open only to those who are under four years of age. Admission is recommended for audiences who are eight years old and older. The show includes strobe lights, loud noises and haze effects. There will be a coat room available, but strollers and fur coats are not allowed.

“King Kong” is playing at Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway in New York City.

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