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Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time starting May 9 through May 14, 2017.

Additional leading roles include: Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

Tickets for THE KING AND I are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit arshtcenter.org, call 305.949.6722 or visit Arsht Center Box Office 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132. Ticket prices start at $29*.

The Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America, Florida Theatrical Association, presenting sponsor Bank of America and supporting sponsor Nicklaus Children's Hospital, are proud to close the 2016/2017 Broadway in Miami season with THE KING AND I.

Director Bartlett Sher had this to say about the leads in THE KING AND I: "Jose was so superb on Broadway in The King and I that I begged him to join us on the tour and l feel we are incredibly lucky to have him. He brings such joy and virility and strength to the King. And he is one of Broadway's great talents."

"Laura Michelle has one of the best voices on Broadway matched with an extraordinary heart. Her work on Finding Neverland and Mary Poppins distinguished both of those shows with her natural grace and joy. She will be an exquisite Anna Leonowens."

The ensemble includes: Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel J. Edwards, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.

THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as "first-rate, sumptuous" (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I has music direction by Ted Sperling, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award® winner for THE KING AND I), lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. THE KING AND I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that 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 modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.


For more information, please visit www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Photos by Matt Murphy.

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Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
Manna Nichols and Kavin Panmeechao in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Photos: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring

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