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Behind the Curtain: 'King Kong' coming to Foxwoods, and more

King Kong poses on stage during a "King

King Kong poses on stage during a "King Kong" production media call at the Regent Theatre on June 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images Credit: King Kong poses on stage during a "King Kong" production media call. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

‘King Kong’ to play the Foxwoods Theatre
The musical-spectacle “King Kong,” which is about to wrap up its premiere staging in Melbourne, will apparently hit Broadway next season. The show’s producer confirmed on Australian radio that the show will play the oversized Foxwoods Theatre, recently home to “Spider-Man.” The title character is portrayed by, according to previous press materials, “the most technologically advanced puppet in the world.”

Stewart, McKellen to hand out hot chocolate
Why watch pregame coverage when you can have Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen serve you hot chocolate? It’s been confirmed that the two stage legends will be handing out the beverages outside the Cort Theatre before this Sunday’s matinee of “Waiting for Godot” begins.

‘Forbidden Broadway’ strikes back next month
“Forbidden Broadway,” the much beloved, long-running parody of Broadway musicals, will return to New York next month following a yearlong pause, playing at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre on 45th Street. “When we heard ‘Les Miz’ was coming back for its third Broadway run, it was a wake-up call that it was time for us to resume. We just couldn’t rest in peace,” creator and writer Gerard Alessandrini said in a statement. The new edition promises to poke fun at “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda,” “Pippin” and some upcoming shows.

54 Below to host ‘Smokey’ reunion
Below 54, which will present a reunion concert of the flop Broadway musical “Taboo” next weekend, is also set to do a reunion concert of the far more successful musical “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which ran for more than 2,000 performances in the 1990s. The concert, which will be directed by original cast member Brenda Braxton, will take place on Feb. 9 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

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