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VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Talks Starring in Broadway's THE KING AND I

In this all-new interview, USA TODAY reporter Elysa Gardner sat down with talented actress Kelli O'Hara, currently starring as Anna in Broadway's The King and I.

"I didn't know the musical, actually, I had never seen it," reveals the Tony nominee. "It surprises me. I grew up with most of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and movies and for some reason I didn't watch "The King and I" and I'm not sure why!" Check out the interview below!

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). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair in costume!

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.


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