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by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Sunday, November 1st  at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin Named 2016 Kids' Night on Broadway National AmbassadorsKelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin Named 2016 Kids' Night on Broadway National Ambassadors
by Nora Dominick - Oct 22, 2015

The Broadway League announced today that Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin will serve as the 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassadors. (more...)

How Dancer Michiko Brought Authenticity To THE KING AND I After Imprisoned In Japanese Internment CampHow Dancer Michiko Brought Authenticity To THE KING AND I After Imprisoned In Japanese Internment Camp
by Michael Dale - Oct 20, 2015

The young dancer often clashed with choreographer Jerome Robbins, who hired her as a dance consultant. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James to Headline Denver Center's SATURDAY NIGHT ALIVE This SpringKelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James to Headline Denver Center's SATURDAY NIGHT ALIVE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has just announced the headliners for its 36th annual signature fundraiser, SATURDAY NIGHT ALIVE, on March 5, 2016: THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brian d'Arcy James. (more...)

Tony Winners Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Concert Series at Kimmel CenterTony Winners Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Concert Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Mark Cortale, has added two new leading ladies to the line-up of Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series, for the 2015-16 season. Performances by Tony-Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster have been added due to popular demand, completing the roster of Broadway powerhouses to perform with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky. The series kicks off with Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald on Wednesday, October 7. Additional performances in the series will take place on Friday, January 29 (Kelli O'Hara), Thursday, March 3 (Sutton Foster), and as previously announced, Thursday, May 5 (Megan Hilty). All performances will be held at the Merriam Theater at 8:00 p.m. In this unique series, Rudetsky will serve as pianist and host, engaging in intimate and witty conversations with the Broadway stars, all while presenting an evening of stellar performances of musical theater favorites. (more...)

THE KING & I Actor Shares Emotional Post on Harsh Response to Autistic Audience MemberTHE KING & I Actor Shares Emotional Post on Harsh Response to Autistic Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Kelvin Moon Loh took to Facebook this week to share his strong feelings about an incident which occurred during the second act of Wednesday's matinee performance, involving a child in the audience with autism. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Added to Celebrity Series of Boston SeasonTony Winner Kelli O'Hara Added to Celebrity Series of Boston Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced that Broadway star Kelli O'Hara will be added to the 2015-2016 season in An Evening With Kelli O'Hara on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7pm at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Takes Brief Time Away from THE KING AND I; Standby Betsy Morgan in the WingsKelli O'Hara Takes Brief Time Away from THE KING AND I; Standby Betsy Morgan in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

There's a new Anna Leonowens taking over in THE KING AND I on Broadway this week - at least for a few performances. (more...)

A Puzzlement Indeed: THE KING AND I Ponders #KingOfSiamProblemsA Puzzlement Indeed: THE KING AND I Ponders #KingOfSiamProblems
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Nobody ever said parenting was easy, but it can get ridiculous when you have several dozen children. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- THE KING AND IBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- THE KING AND I
by Ken Fallin - Aug 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I! (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Broadway Star Patricia Morison Sings 'Shall We Dance' in Honor of Kelli O'HaraVIDEO: 100-Year-Old Broadway Star Patricia Morison Sings 'Shall We Dance' in Honor of Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

100-year-old actress Patricia Morison, who originated the role of 'Kate' in Broadway's KISS ME KATE, and took over the role of Anna in the 1954 Rodgers and Hammerstein production of THE KING AND I, shared a special performance of 'Shall We Dance' in honor of her fellow Anna, Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: From One Anna to Another- 100 Year-Old Patricia Morison Sings for Kelli O'HaraSTAGE TUBE: From One Anna to Another- 100 Year-Old Patricia Morison Sings for Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

Kelli O'Hara might be the reigning queen of Broadway, but another Anna Leonowens might give her a run for her money. Below, watch as 100 year-old Patricia Morison, who played the role opposite Yul Brynner in the original 1954 production, sends a special greeting to O'Hara! (more...)

VIDEO: KING AND I Cast Wish Ken Watanabe 'Happy Trails' in Farewell VideoVIDEO: KING AND I Cast Wish Ken Watanabe 'Happy Trails' in Farewell Video
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Check out the video below, featuring members of the cast, crew, and team of THE KING AND I lip synching to lip-synch to the iconic tune, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.' (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

BWW TV: Round and Round They Go- 2015 Tony Award Winners Show Off Their New Tonys!BWW TV: Round and Round They Go- 2015 Tony Award Winners Show Off Their New Tonys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2015

On June 7, 2015, a whole new group of Broadway community members were honored with 2015 Tony Awards for their excellence in theater this past season. From first time winners to veterans, the 2015 Tony Awards were filled to the brim with exciting wins. Some of the Tony Award winners stopped by to chat with BroadwayWorld and show off their new, shiny Tony Award statues with the classic 'spinning of the Tony' and tell us what comes to mind as they spin the Tony. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE KING AND I Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: THE KING AND I Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2015

Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics released the 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam, earlier this week. In celebration, the company gathered at Barnes and Noble for a CD signing and performance! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara & Cast of Broadway's THE KING AND I Sign Albums at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: Kelli O'Hara & Cast of Broadway's THE KING AND I Sign Albums at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2015

Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics released the 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam, earlier this week. In celebration, the company gathered at Barnes and Noble for a CD signing and performance! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

THE KING AND I Broadway Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayTHE KING AND I Broadway Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics releases the 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam, available digitally and physically today, June 9. (more...)

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