TWITTER WATCH: Stage and Screen Legend Meryl Streep Basks In The Royal Glow of THE KING AND I
In her new film, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (scheduled for an August 31st U.S. release after a U.K. opening on May 6th), Meryl Streep plays a woman who was famous for being one of the worst singers to ever grace the stage of Carnegie Hall.
If she needed some pointers on singing badly, she was certainly in the wrong place on Saturday night. The film and stage star spent the evening listening some wondrous voices as she enjoyed Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park and Conrad Ricamora in Lincoln Center's Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.
A royal audience backstage after the performance was, of course, in order.
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The King is back! Tony nominee Ken Watanabe just returned to The King and I, where he will play the King of Siam through April 17.
Ken Wanatabe made his American stage debut in The King and I, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance. His Japanese theatre credits include Dialogue with Horowitz, Hamlet, Shitayamannen-cho monogatari, The Lion in Winter, and The Royal Hunt of the Sun.For his work in film, Watanabe received Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for The Last Samurai. His motion picture credits also include Inception, Letters from Iwo Jima, Memoirs of a Geisha, Batman Begins, Godzilla, and Sea of Trees.
Winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I boasts a cast of 51 starring Kelli O'Hara (Tony Award winner - Best Actress in a Musical) as Anna Leonowens and featuring Ruthie Ann Miles (Tony Award winner - Best Featured Actress in a Musical) as Lady Thiang, Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), Marc Oka (as Phra Alack),Rocco Sisto (as Captain Orton), and Nicky Torchia (as Louis).