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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 - January 20, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André 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 - January 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 - December 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 - December 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 - December 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...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: The Leading Ladies of THE KING AND I Record Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: The Leading Ladies of THE KING AND I Record Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 27, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of THE KING AND I as they record 'Auld Lang Syne/River' (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 - November 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 - November 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 - October 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 - October 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 - October 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 - September 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 - September 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 - September 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...)
BWW Exclusive: THE KING & I's Kelvin Moon Loh Talks Passionate Post; Shares Cast ReactionBWW Exclusive: THE KING & I's Kelvin Moon Loh Talks Passionate Post; Shares Cast Reaction
by Caryn Robbins - September 25, 2015

Today, Loh speaks exclusively with BWW about his passionate Facebook post and shares how his fellow cast members and Lincoln Center have responded to the tremendous reaction it has elicited. (more...)
BWW Readers Respond to THE KING & I Actor's Passionate Post on Autistic Audience MemberBWW Readers Respond to THE KING & I Actor's Passionate Post on Autistic Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2015

BWW readers had a strong response to Kelvin's passionate words. Check out some of the comments below and be sure to weigh in with your own thoughts on the issue. (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 - September 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...)
THE KING AND I Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS TonightTHE KING AND I Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2015

Tonight, September 17th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the Tony-winning revival of THE KING AND I and more. (more...)
THE KING AND I Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This WeekTHE KING AND I Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

This Thursday, September 17th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the Tony-winning revival of THE KING AND I and more. (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 - September 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...)
BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- Leonard BernsteinBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- Leonard Bernstein
by Ken Fallin - August 25, 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 composer Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 97 years old today, August 25. (more...)
A Puzzlement Indeed: THE KING AND I Ponders #KingOfSiamProblemsA Puzzlement Indeed: THE KING AND I Ponders #KingOfSiamProblems
by Michael Dale - August 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 - August 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...)
BWW TV: KING AND I Tony Winner Brings Something Wonderful to Bryant Park!BWW TV: KING AND I Tony Winner Brings Something Wonderful to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 14, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park concluded its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. This week's line-up included performances from the casts ofSpring Awakening, DAMES AT SEA, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE KING AND I, and DADDY LONG LEGS. Below, watch as THE KING AND I's Betsy Morgan, Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana perform 'Hello, Young Lovers,' 'A Puzzlement,' and 'Something Wonderful.' (more...)
THE KING AND I Times Two! Jose Llana Poses With Kelli O'Hara & Donna Murphy BackstageTHE KING AND I Times Two! Jose Llana Poses With Kelli O'Hara & Donna Murphy Backstage
by Pat Cerasaro - August 7, 2015

THE KING AND I with two Annas and one King! (more...)

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