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Twitter Watch: Kelli O'Hara Floored by Julie Andrews' Visit to THE KING & I: 'No Real Words'

Theater royalty Julie Andrews visited the Wednesday matinee performance of The King and I, now running at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

According to the New York Post, audience members reported that they watched the 'The Sound of Music' star and her five grandchildren fully immersed in the production, even reporting that Andrews could be seen singing along with the show's star Kelli O'Hara.

The Post quotes one audience member as saying, "It truly was a family affair. Andrews grinned from ear to ear, surrounded by her 'favorite things.'"

For her part, Tony nominee O'Hara was floored by the all-star audience member, tweeting: "Julie Andrews was at our matinee today @KingandIBway. "?!?!?#%¥+%%^!!!" Did I say that out loud #norealwords"

Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, is currently in previews ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Ruthie Ann Miles (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), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Orton), Jake Lucas(as Louis), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), and Marc Oka (as Phra Alack) co-star.

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.

Source: Twitter

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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