There's a new star on Broadway. He's 20 feet tall, weighs 1.2 tons and requires 15 people to move.
His name is King Kong.
The gigantic puppet is the centerpiece of a $35 million musical, based on the classic 1933 film. In some ways, King Kong is a typical Broadway musical — there are songs and dances and dialogue. But what the audience really wants to see is the giant ape.
He is quite big — when he stands upright, snorting and sniffing and roaring, he's two stories tall. And he feels alive.