The King and I previews thread

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The King and I previews thread #1
Posted: 3/11/15 at 8:47pm
Thought this might be easier than scrolling through an already long thread. I will be there tomorrow night and cannot wait!

Post your thoughts here.

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The king and I previews thread #2
Posted: 3/11/15 at 8:50pm
I'm so excited for tomorrow!
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The king and I previews thread #3
Posted: 3/11/15 at 8:52pm
This is my favorite kind of first preview because we literally have NO idea what to expect. All we really have seen is the teaser commercial.
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The king and I previews thread #4
Posted: 3/11/15 at 8:53pm
I'm praying this'll live up to my expectations for it. I have to wait until June to see it, but I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone who'll be seeing it in previews.
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The king and I previews thread #5
Posted: 3/11/15 at 8:53pm
Can you please capitalize the K in King if we are going to use this as the preview thread? The king and I previews thread

Seeing this on April 30th! I've never seen Kelli live, so I'm obviously excited. Hope to hear amazing things!
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The king and I previews thread #6
Posted: 3/11/15 at 9:24pm
This is a really good idea ljay889, to make a separate thread so that no one will have to make an "Into The Woods Thread" debacle.

I'm going in August for my 22nd birthday.

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The king and I previews thread #7
Posted: 3/11/15 at 9:36pm
I'm excited for this because though we know little of what to expect, we know there will be quality. No matter what, every person in the audience will be getting something good. The music is classic. Even if the acting is horrible (and I would be shocked if it was), the simple fact that The King and I is beautiful music saves things.

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The king and I previews thread #8
Posted: 3/11/15 at 9:37pm
May 1st for me. Can't wait for the reactions to start rolling in!
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The king and I previews thread #9
Posted: 3/11/15 at 9:38pm
I could sum up the 1996 Broadway production as this: meh production and King, good Anna and great score. Let's hope it's a great production with O'Hara and Watanabe as two equally great leads.

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The king and I previews thread #10
Posted: 3/11/15 at 10:19pm
Seeing it on Sunday afternoon, and I want to cry and be thrilled. I hope that happens.
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The king and I previews thread #11
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:26pm
that meh production won the TONY
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The king and I previews thread #12
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:30pm
So did CONTACT. Your point?
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The king and I previews thread #13
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:32pm
I'll be there on March 22nd! I'm so looking forward to it!
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The king and I previews thread #14
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:32pm
I'll be there tomorrow, SO excited!!
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The king and I previews thread #15
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:42pm
it can't have been that bad an contact was awesome
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The king and I previews thread #16
Posted: 3/11/15 at 11:42pm
it can't have been that bad an contact was awesome and is a musical Jordan you are an snob

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The king and I previews thread #17
Posted: 3/12/15 at 12:00am
Ok, Sharon. Ok.
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The king and I previews thread #18
Posted: 3/12/15 at 1:11am
How did I not know Betsy Morgan was standing by for Kelli O'Hara? Good for her! She's a very talented performer in her own right and since Kelli tends to miss very few performances, hopefully Betsy will go on when Kelli goes on a vacation or the like sometime down the road.

Yay for strong casting! The depth of this cast is big. It's exciting to know that even coming into the show!
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The king and I previews thread #19
Posted: 3/12/15 at 1:29am
Congrats to Betsy Morgan! she is a star in the making!
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The king and I previews thread #20
Posted: 3/12/15 at 2:51am
Sharon, to me, it feels like that the 1996 production was okay because it's purpose of being a production for the "PC police" is pointless because the material itself was WAY ahead of it's time in the 50's and the 1996 revival broke the most important rule: DO NOT have the King and Anna to almost kiss, it absolutely ruins the integrity of Oscar Hammerstein's original book. Plus the production was a bit too lavish for it's own good but what saves it from being "bad" was Donna Murphy's lovely performance and it's score of course.

Thankfully from what I've heard so far, the new revival is creating a lavish and an intimate look and a very talented cast and crew that will back it up.
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The king and I previews thread #21
Posted: 3/12/15 at 2:57am
From last month's Time interview with Julie Andrews:

"How do you think Broadway has changed since you were in those shows?"

"It’s much more expensive than it used to be. You don’t often see very big orchestras, which was part of the joy of a good musical."

Reminds me how exciting it was when they took the lid off the 29 piece orchestra for South Pacific during the Overture.

I thought I would be waiting a while, but April 5th isn't that far off.

You'd think Kelli would at least take off her one day a week, but on May 4th she's going to be one of the performers at the Carnegie Hall New York Pops Gala with the last Tony winning Anna, Donna Murphy. Also Sutton Foster, Alan Cumming and others to be named later.

Sixty Five dollars for the 2nd row of the Dress Circle a pretty good deal.
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The king and I previews thread #22
Posted: 3/12/15 at 5:39am
She doesn't have an alternate, so one day a week off has not been built into her contract. Just like ordinary jobs, she get a certain number of sick days to use. (And vacation days)
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The king and I previews thread #23
Posted: 3/12/15 at 7:29am
Going tonight!!! I've never seen a production before so I don't know what to expect. Hoping that this is finally Kelli's winning role.
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The king and I previews thread #24
Posted: 3/12/15 at 7:52am
I'll be there tonight too. I've been alternating between the OBCRs of Piazza and Bridges for the past 48 hrs in anticipation of Kelli's return. I know it's been less than a year, but it feels like too long.
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The king and I previews thread #25
Posted: 3/12/15 at 7:58am
Add me to the list of people hoping to catch Betsy at some point or another.