‘King Kong’ Out, ‘On the Town’ In, at Foxwoods Theater – Now Renamed the Lyric

March 6, 2014 5:22 PM

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‘King Kong’ Out, ‘On the Town’ In, at Foxwoods Theater – Now Renamed the Lyric

Broadway’s next mega-budget show, the Australian musical “King Kong,” will no longer open as planned at the Foxwoods Theater next winter, which will instead become home to a revival of the musical comedy “On the Town,” the producers of both shows said in separate statements on Thursday. At the same time, the theater’s new leaseholders announced they were renaming the 1,900-seat house – one of Broadway’s biggest – to the Lyric.

While musicals regularly change or delay their timelines for Broadway, and producers often eye one desirable theater and end up at another, the musical chairs in this case is unusual given that “Kong” is the more obvious property for the theater. “Kong” is laden with special effects – as was the Lyr...

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