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VIDEO: Behind The Scenes At THE KING AND I's New Commercial

"There's nothing that feels quite like arriving somewhere you thought you knew, and finding it full of fascinating surprises."

Those are the first words you hear when watching Kelli O'Hara, Hoon Lee and the company of director Bartlett Sher's smash hit Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I in the musical's new television commercial.

In this behind the scenes peek at the making of the majestic new ad, Lee, Sher and ensemble members talk about the fascinating surprises in store for theatregoers who come see this beloved classic.

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 to assume the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe.

THE KING AND I also features Tony winner 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), and Aaron J. Albano, Adriana Braganza,Amaya Braganza, Billy Bustamante, LaMae Caparas, Hsin-Ping Chang, Andrew Cheng, Lynn Masako Cheng, Olivia Chun, Ali Ewoldt, Ethan Halford Holder, Cole Horibe, MaryAnn Hu, James Ignacio,Misa Iwama, Christie Kim, Kelvin Moon Loh, Sumie Maeda, Paul HeeSang Miller, Betsy Morgan, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Kristen Faith Oei, Autumn Ogawa, Yuki Ozeki, Stephanie Jae Park, Diane Phelan, Sam Poon, William Poon, Brian Rivera, Bennyroyce Royon, Lainie Sakakura, Ann Sanders,Ian Saraceni, Atsuhisa Shinomiya, Michiko Takemasa, Kei Tsuruharatani, Christopher Vo, Rocco Wu, Xiaochuan Xie, and Timothy Yang.

Grand. Magical. Majestic! Behind the scenes at the shoot for our new commercial.

Posted by The King and I on Broadway on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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