“King Kong” premiered October 2018 on Broadway, at the Broadway Theatre. After opening, the reviews came pouring in. The New York Times said that Kong "certainly is the most expressive performer onstage, what with the platoon of puppeteers and voice artists bringing him to life.
The jukebox musical—or a musical composed of already well-known songs united by an artist, time period, or genre—has been a mainstay of Broadway since the 1960's.
While some of the most famous shows have been jukebox musicals, not everyone is sold on them. Many think that they aren't in the same league as original musicals, because the story is often stretched to fit the songs, rather than the other way around.
The closing of a show is an exhilarating finale to months—sometimes years—of work and bonding. Also, as any theatre person knows, it can be a long night as well.
This is due to strike, the process of taking down the set and restoring the stage to a blank state. It's an arduous process full of labor that usually occurs immediately after the show.
"The Cher Show" opened on Broadway on November 1, 2018, in previews, and officially on December 3, 2018, at the Neil Simon Theatre. After opening, the reviews came pouring in. The New York Times said the show had "gleefully staged musical numbers," while Rolling Stone praised the "trio of talented women" who all play Cher.
But what does a teen think? 13-year-old Gigi Sieke, who also reviewed "Head Over Heels," weighs in:
'No One Is Alone': Theatre Goers Sound Off About Whether Or Not They Think It's Okay To See Shows By Themselves
The theatre is a communal event. An audience experiences a production together. However, to many, it's a social event as well. The theatre community is small and, often, one doesn't need six degrees of separation to make a connection.
But does that mean it's frowned upon to see a show by yourself? That's the question one Reddit user had.