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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...)

Cinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 4/5Cinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 4/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Timed to its fourth and final season this winter, Banshee: The Complete Third Season debuts on Blu-ray ($34.98; includes free Digital HD copy) and DVD ($26.95) on April 5, 2016. (more...)

Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING AND I This March; LOST's Daniel Dae Kim to Take Over in May!Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING AND I This March; LOST's Daniel Dae Kim to Take Over in May!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andrť Bishop, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the casting of a succession of Kings to star this spring 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). Hoon Lee, who is currently starring as the King of Siam, will play his final performance in the role on†Sunday, February 28. (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...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I - Musical Theater HeavenBWW Review: THE KING AND I - Musical Theater Heaven
by Holly Kerr - Dec 30, 2015

Musical Theater HeavenThe Lincoln Center Review Spring 2015 Issue 65: The King and I states that 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I embodies theater's power to transform-both by drawing audiences into a time and place and by telling compelling stories that make us feel and think deeply about the world of the play and about our own world. A particular alchemy of creativity and vision is essential to achieving such a transformative act.' (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/28/2015 - SONGBIRD Lands Off-Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/28/2015 - SONGBIRD Lands Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SONGBIRD lands off-Broadway alongside two more plays, and Huntington premieres Winnie Holzman's new work! (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens, and the original stars of BARE come together to honor the show's late composer! (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...)

VIDEO: Cinemax Reveals Trailer for BANSHEE Season 4, Premiering 1/29VIDEO: Cinemax Reveals Trailer for BANSHEE Season 4, Premiering 1/29
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

BANSHEE will return for its eight-episode fourth and final season Jan. 29, 2016, exclusively on CINEMAX. Check out the trailer 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/2015 - New Ruler for THE KING AND I, Nyong'o Onstage, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/2015 - New Ruler for THE KING AND I, Nyong'o Onstage, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE KING AND I gets a new ruler, Lupita Nyong'o takes the stage and more! (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...)

Otherworld Theatre Presents Sci-Fi/Fantasy PARAGON Short Play Festival This WeekendOtherworld Theatre Presents Sci-Fi/Fantasy PARAGON Short Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Otherworld Theatre Company is proud to present†Paragon - a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Theatre Short Play Festival. (more...)

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