BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Concludes Broadway Run Today
Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of THE KING AND I plays its final performance on Broadway today, June 26. The production has played for 39 previews and 499 performances. In honor of the show's run, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the cast's journey to Siam!
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You; Hello, Young Lovers; Shall We Dance?; I Have Dreamed; and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.
After much speculation, it was announced in 2014 that Broadway favorite Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe would lead Bartlett Sher's upcoming revival of THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Previews kicked off in early 2015 ahead of an opening night of April 16, 2015. Below, check out photos, highlights, and opening night coverage of the production!
Photos by Paul Kolnik
Bartlett Sher and wife, Kristin Sanders
Christopher Vo and XiaoChaun Xie
The Children of The King and I
Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia
Click here to check out what critics thought of THE KING AND I!
THE KING AND I was nominated for a whopping 9 Tony Awards in 2015. The production ultimately took home four, including Ruthie Ann Miles for 'Best Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical,' and of course, O'Hara's win for 'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical,' also known as the Tony win heard 'round the world. Or at least the theatre industry. You can relive O'Hara's big moment below!
Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim joined THE KING AND I this spring, succeeding O'Hara and Watanabe, who returned previously. Check out photos and highlights of Mazzie and Kim below!
THE KING AND I will launch a national tour this November from Providence, RI and produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks. Don't miss your chance to catch the Tony-winning hit in a city near you!