King Kong will hit the stage at the Broadway Theatre for previews on Friday, October 5, 2018, with an official opening on November 8, producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman announced today.

Written by Jack Thorne with a score by Marius de Vries and songs by Eddie Perfect, King Kong is directed by Drew McOnie. The production uses a mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft to bring the beast alive.

The stage production of King Kong follows a young actress and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st century reimagining: a 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of artists and technicians.

Casting and additional members of the creative team for King Kong will be announced later.

Tickets to King Kong go on sale today — one year prior to the Broadway opening — via Telecharge.