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UPDATE: Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING & I on 3/17 After Surgery RecoveryUPDATE: Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING & I on 3/17 After Surgery Recovery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Ken Watanabe's return to THE KING AND I has been postponed after recently undergoing†endoscopic surgery in Japan. Now we've confirmed with a Lincoln Center representative that he will officially†return to THE KING AND I on†Thursday, March 17. †Hoon Lee, who is currently playing the King of Siam, will play his final performance on†Wednesday, March 16. (more...)

UPDATE: Ken Watanabe Asks Fans for 'Understanding' in KING & I PostponementUPDATE: Ken Watanabe Asks Fans for 'Understanding' in KING & I Postponement
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, it was revealed that his Broadway return will be postponed by several weeks due to recent laparoscopic surgery for stomach cancer (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Hoon Lee and More at THE KING AND IPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Hoon Lee and More at THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Current King of Siam Hoon Lee and other cast members of The King and I on Broadway got a special backstage visit from social media star Tinkerbelle the Dog. Check out the adorable photos below! (more...)

THE KING AND I to Offer Broadway's Only New Year's Eve PerformanceTHE KING AND I to Offer Broadway's Only New Year's Eve Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that†Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will be the only Broadway production performing on New Year's Eve - Thursday, December 31, at 7:00 pm. In honor of the holiday, Lincoln Center Theater will offer complimentary glasses of Champaign to patrons prior to the performance that evening. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Take THE KING AND I from Broadway to Britain?Kelli O'Hara to Take THE KING AND I from Broadway to Britain?
by Jessica Khan - Dec 10, 2015

The King could soon be traveling from Siam to Anna's world in Britain! The Daily Mail writes that Tony winner Kelli O'Hara might be†leading Broadway's THE KING AND I across the pond late next year or in early 2017, with the Drury Lane Theatre rumored as the musical's new home. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes At THE KING AND I's New CommercialVIDEO: Behind The Scenes At THE KING AND I's New Commercial
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

How do you show viewers that a classic old musical can be new and exciting? (more...)

THE KING AND I's Hoon Lee Came Late To Acting But Is Catching Up FastTHE KING AND I's Hoon Lee Came Late To Acting But Is Catching Up Fast
by Michael Dale - Nov 6, 2015

Broadway's current King was a graphic designer before a friend asked him to help record a demo for a musical. (more...)

BWW TV: Hoon Lee Takes the Throne in Broadway's THE KING AND I; Watch Highlights!BWW TV: Hoon Lee Takes the Throne in Broadway's THE KING AND I; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' Hoon Lee joined Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and the company, assuming the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe. Lee replaced Jose Llana. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of†Lee in the role below! (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...)

Photo Flash: Hoon Lee Joins Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara in THE KING AND I on Broadway!Photo Flash: Hoon Lee Joins Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara in THE KING AND I on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,'†Hoon Lee†joined Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and the company, assuming†the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee†Ken Watanabe. Lee replaced†Jose Llana. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a new look at Lee in the role below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New King Hoon Lee's Getting To Know THE KING AND I CompanySTAGE TUBE: New King Hoon Lee's Getting To Know THE KING AND I Company
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2015

There's a new king in town and it's Hoon Lee, known for royal performances in plays like YELLOWFACE and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES. (more...)

Hoon Lee Takes the Throne Tonight in Broadway's THE KING AND IHoon Lee Takes the Throne Tonight in Broadway's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Tony Award-winning production of†Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, directed by†Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), welcomes a new leader tonight, September 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Getting to Know You! First Look at Hoon Lee in THE KING AND I on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Getting to Know You! First Look at Hoon Lee in THE KING AND I on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' Hoon Lee will join Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and the company to assume the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe. Lee replaces Jose Llana. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a very first look at the television star in the role! (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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: DANIELLE HOPE Bring The Future Faster - Live at 54 Below RecordingBWW Reviews: DANIELLE HOPE Bring The Future Faster - Live at 54 Below Recording
by Jenny Antill - Jul 6, 2015

Danielle Hope's debut album Bring The Future Faster was recorded at 54 Below in New York and has recently been released by Broadway Records. Shooting to stardom following her triumph in BBC's Over The Rainbow and successively becoming the West End's Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, ever since her feet haven't touched the ground once. Hope went on to star as Eponine in Les Miserables, the Narrator in Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and is currently touring the UK as Maria in The Sound of Music - all massive roles to have portrayed by the age of 23! She enjoyed a superb debut concert in London's Delfont Room in June last year which led onto her American solo debut heard on this recording.† (more...)

Jose Llana & Hoon Lee Will Inherit Ken Watanabe's Throne in THE KING AND I on BroadwayJose Llana & Hoon Lee Will Inherit Ken Watanabe's Throne in THE KING AND I on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the casting of Jose Llana and Hoon Lee in the role of the King of Siam in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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