'King Kong' has a capitalization of $36.5 million. (Photo: James Morgan)
Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinforcements to the Majestic Theatre in order to book “The Phantom of the Opera,” with its swinging chandelier. In 2008, DreamWorks spent $25 million turning its animated hit “Shrek” into a showcase for Brian d’Arcy James and Sutton Foster. “Rocky: The Musical” — with its levitating boxing ring — cost 15 times the budget of “Rocky,” the $1.1 million movie (or 35 times, if you count the $20 million spent on the initial…

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