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by Monroe George - Oct 31, 2018
The national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production, welcomes new cast members! Angela Baumgardner will play Anna Leonowens and Pedro Ka'awaloa will play the King of Siam, with Deanna Choi as Lady Thiang, Bern Tan as Kralahome, Paulina Yeung as Tuptim, Dongwoo Kang as Lun Tha, Timothy Matthew Flores as Prince Chulalongkorn, Hayden Bercy as Louis Leonowens and Stanton Morales as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
New casting has been announced for the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production.
by Kathy Strain - Oct 18, 2018
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is certainly a play that seems intriguing just by the title. "The Murder at Havernesh Manor" is the title of the play within the play that can't seem to stay on script. It seems that everything and anything goes wrong. This sets in motion so many mishaps, the audiences can't stop laughing from start to finish. Ned Noyes has enjoyed being part of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG from Broadway to the tour. BWW had a chance to chat with Ned as the show heads to Austin, Texas and the Bass Concert Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
The national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award - winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Milwaukee premiere at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for eight shows as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, November 16.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
This lively conversation between Todd S. Purdum and Ted Chapin, who is President and Chief Creative Officer of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, was inspired by Purdum's recent book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 6, 2018
Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (and his many characters) will grace the Gil Cates Theatre stage of the Geffen Playhouse for his one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, already in previews, with opening night set for November 7, 2018. I had the chance to pick Jefferson's witty mind for some very fun answers to my semi-serious inquiries.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018
NETworks Presentations LLC announces that the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award -winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, comes to the The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for two shows on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit VanWezel.org, call 941-953-3368 or visit our box office. Tickets start at $37, but only select sections still have seats remaining at this time. Tickets are going fast - reserve your seats before they're gone! Casting will be announced at a future time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
As one of the few acts in electronic music known for their innovative live shows, Keys N Krates capture the essence of their performance on Keys N Krates: Live in Toronto. Across ten tracks recorded live in their hometown, the Canadian 3-piece takes listeners on a journey through their bass-centric yet soulful catalog, including “Dum Dee Dum,' “Treat Me Right,' 'Music To My Ears' and “Keep It 100.' The album arrives as the band embarks on their 'Closer We Get' tour.
by David Clarke - Nov 29, 2018
Lincoln Center Theater's sumptuous Tony-award winning production of Rodger & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I transferred to The London Palladium theatre this past summer. Now, Trafalgar Releasing is screening a gorgeous film capture of the London mounting starring Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, and Ruthie Ann Miles in movie theaters across the globe on November 29 and December 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) for a limited engagement from Tuesday, January 29 through Sunday, February 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
NETworks Presentations announces that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Sarasota premiere at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for two shows on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit VanWezel.org, call 941-953-3368 or visit our box office. Tickets start at $37 with limited availability.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
December is a month for honoring traditions, celebrating with family and friends and reminding ourselves that compassion and kindness never go out of style. Fortunately for all of us, 170 years ago Charles Dickens mixed those things together and created A Christmas Carol and his most memorable characters: Scrooge, his nephew, Jacob Marley, three ghosts, the Cratchits and Tiny Tim. The perennial favorite returns for its seventh incarnation at the Long Beach Playhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch all of yesterday's Broadway performances on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 21, 2018
The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I is coming to cinemas around the world this autumn. THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM, filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium, will open in cinemas for one night only on November 29. Tickets are now on sale.
by Jordan Higginbotham - Nov 2, 2018
Pedro Ka'awaoa is honored to be bringing King Mongkut to life in The King and I's national tour. He has a BA in Music from Harvard University. Regional: The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, White Christmas, The Odd Couple Female Version. MDConductor: Cabaret, First Date, Seussical, Putnam Spelling Bee, The King and I, Les Miserables School Edition. Pedro is also a choir conductor, pianist, musician, teacher, and composer. He is also a fitness and mindfulness enthusiast. Aloha and IMUA!  Ka'awaoa spent some time talking with BroadwayWorld to discuss his road to The King and I and their upcoming journey to Jacksonville.
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 2, 2018
Go behind the scenes of the national tour of Something Rotten! with Emily Kristen Morris as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, November 3rd! Follow along as Morris shows you her two show day while performing as Bea! Be sure to tune in tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
NETworks Presentations announces that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award ®-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Jacksonville premiere at the Times-Union Center for eight performances November 13-18, 2018 as part of the FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville Series. To purchase tickets, visit fscjartistseries.org, or call 904-632-5000. Ticket prices start at $42.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The Ford Theatres today announced the 2019 season of events at the John Anson Ford Theatres. The 2019 season will open on Saturday, April 27 with The Spring Quartet: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese, who The Arts Desk described as "an expansive, freewheeling rampage, ideas flying out like sparks from a roaring fire," and will conclude on October 19 and 20 with a Dia de los Muertos Concert and Community Celebration. These bookend performances are both part of the third season of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) 461-3673.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 20, 2019
There is something wonderful about seeing a classic musical. Perhaps it is the familiarity of the story or the well-known songs that just feels like home. And in terms of that, the national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the Tony Award-winning 2015 Lincoln Center revival, does not disappoint. In this production, Mongkut may be the King of Siam, but the women reign supreme. That may be because Director Shelly Butler based her vision for this new production on Bartlett Sher's original direction for the Lincoln Center production. Sher was hailed for taking the emphasis off any potential love story between Anna and the King, as has been told before, and instead told the story through the lens of three very strong female characters, namely Lady Thiang, Tuptim, and of course, Anna.
by David Green - Mar 19, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Something Rotten! for five performances, Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7. This hilarious musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical! With the most singing, the most dancing, and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful and something for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Vancouver Chamber Choir is pleased to announce that Dr. Kari Turunen has been appointed as the Choir's new Artistic Director, beginning in the 2019-2020 concert season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
SEAWAY is thrilled to announce Fresh Produce, their upcoming album of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as 'Lula On The Beach,' 'Slam,' 'Something Wonderful,' and more. They've also given fans a taste of what's to come with 'Pleasure,' a brand new song and video from the release. Watch the video, and pre-order Fresh Produce, now at seawayband.com.
by Derek DeWitt - Jan 30, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) annual conference came to Prague this year. It has an extensive performance program, crafted by host Guy Roberts and Prague Shakespeare Company, that was open to the public as well as conference attendees. The conference was all about bringing the focus back to the artistic sides of things, as theatre tries to compete in a world filled with on-demand entertainment.
by Katie Becker - Jan 30, 2019
The national tour of THE KING AND I kicked off a three-night run in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday night and while it may have been a bitter -20 degrees outside, inside the audience was transported back to hot and tropical 1860s Siam where even the idea of snow was laughable to the children of the King.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
The national tour of THE KING AND I is coming to Boise January 25th to 26th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Matthias Pintscher will make his New York Philharmonic subscription debut conducting the New York Premiere of his mar'eh, with Renaud Capucon as soloist; Ravel's Alborada del gracioso; and Stravinsky's The Firebird (complete). The concerts will take place Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
NETworks Presentations LLC announces that the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Sioux Falls premiere in at the Washington Pavilion for three shows on January 29-31, 2019.
by Krista Garver - Jan 10, 2019
The national tour of THE KING AND I has all of the makings of a perfect classic musical production -- lavish sets, gorgeous costumes, excellent performances, and, of course, great music. But despite having the right ingredients, it doesn't quite rise to its full emotional potential.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization will present two different special events as part of BroadwayCon which is taking place January 11-13, 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Avenue). The first event is a special cabaret titled 'R&H Goes Pop!' on Friday, January 11th from 6:35-7:30 pm on the main stage at the Hilton. 'R&H Goes Pop!' aims to preserve the legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein by inspiring artists to interpret the R&H classics in a contemporary light. The cabaret will include Broadway stars performing contemporary takes on classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
THE KING AND I is getting to know Madison, Wisconsin at the Overture Center from February 26 to March 3, 2019.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Feb 25, 2019
THE KING AND I plays through Sunday, February 24th at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Singing and dancing along to the oh-so-familiar tunes is going a bit far, though some members of the audience are humming to themselves as the orchestra begins to tune.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Presented by OPAS at Texas A&M University, the 10-time Tony Award nominated musical Something Rotten! will be in Rudder Auditorium on Saturday, February 23 (7:30 PM) and Sunday, February 24 (3:00 PM). Tickets are available to both performances at MSC Box Office (979-845-1234) and online at www.MSCOPAS.org. Something Rotten! is presented as part of the 2018-19 Ann Cobb Wiatt Main Stage series.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 2, 2019
THE KING AND I is a grand musical with classically sung music which appeals to a large segment of the theater population. The central themes of abuse of power, slavery, and women's position in society may have improved since the 1950s, but the struggle continues.
by Jenni Cypher - Feb 15, 2019
Have you had enough of the crazy weather and the winter blahs?  Liven up your life and go to see Rodger's and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I at the Schuster Center this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the U.S. Premiere of Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill's, Onegin. Based on Pushkin's masterpiece novel in verse and Tchaikovsky's stunning opera, Onegin tells the love story of the innocent Tatyana and the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin. This soaring musical adaptation begs you to answer the question, "Look around, look around, look around, Do you see someone worth dying for?" Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 14 - 31, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author  John O'Farrell, plays The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington March 7-10, 2019. The show is part of the 2018-19 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
NETworks Presentations announces that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award -winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Madison premiere at Overture Center Tuesday, Feb. 26-Sunday, March 3, 2019 as part of the Broadway at Overture series. Tickets are available at the Overture Center Ticket Office (201 State Street), by phone (608.258.4141) or online (overture.org). Groups of 10+ may be eligible for discounted tickets; for information, please call 608.258.4159.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 7, 2018
For many years now, the famed Cirque du Soleil has been combining the two worlds of circus and theater to create some spectacular productions. Anyone that has seen one of their shows in Las Vegas or elsewhere knows that when you attend a Cirque production, it's an unforgettable experience. Cirque has repurposed the music of The Beatles, taken us to a spectacular jungle world and elsewhere in their past productions, but with their latest touring show Crystal the company adds ice skating to their repertoire. Combining traditional circus skills with breathtaking ramp jumps, break dancing, show skating and much more Crystal is not your typical Cirque du Soleil production. It takes place entirely on an ice rink, but for those that remember it, this is not your standard Ice Capades by any stretch of the imagination either.
by Tanya Seale - Dec 7, 2018
Whether you're 7 or 107, Philip Grecian's adaptation of the 1983 cult classic film, A Christmas Story, will likely tickle your funny bone and get you reminiscing about holidays past. You'll be greeted at your seat by evocative Christmas carols and a stage flanked with decked-out trees and shiny, wrapped gifts as Ralphie's quest to obtain a 'legendary official Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle with a compass and this thing which tells time built right into the stock' begins.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, the Sarasota premiere of the completely original new musical, Something Rotten!, opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. and continues with a second performance on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42-$87 with limited seats remaining.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
NETworks Presentations LLC announces that the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Boise premiere in at the Morrison Center for four shows January 25th through 27th as part of the Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise Series. To purchase tickets, visit Morrison Center.com, call 208-426-1110 or visit the Morrison Center Box Office. Ticket prices start at $42.50.
by Cary Ginell - Dec 28, 2018
The national touring company of 'The King and I' (based on the Tony-award winning Lincoln Center production) arrived in Thousand Oaks for a brief, one-weekend run. Angela Baumgardner shines as governess Anna Leonowens, with a luxuriant production of rich costumes and marvelous vocal performances from the entire cast.
by Cary Ginell - Dec 23, 2018
Facts and trivia surrounding the original production of 'The King And I,' which starred Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner. Lawrence would die of liver cancer a little more than a year into the run, at the age of 54.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
NETworks Presentations LLC announces that the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award ®-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production, will make its Raleigh premiere at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing arts for 8 shows, March 19-24, 2019 as part of the North Carolina Theatre Season. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, call 800-745-3000 or visit the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25. Casting will be announced at a future time.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Morrison Center, April 12 - 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
The completely new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, FL on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 6 PM. Tickets are available now at THcenter.org or by calling (904) 276-6815.  Prices range from $49 to $79.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Production Stage Manager And Head Carpenter Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Will Host A Talk Back with MPS' Milwaukee High School of the Arts Students Thursday, April 11 at 9:15 am-10:00 am.
by Kristen Morale - Apr 2, 2019
Based on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, with a book by Akiko Kodama and now celebrating its New York premiere under the direction of Takahiro, 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live held three performances at the Playstation Theater in Times Square from March 29th-30th. Featuring an all-female cast (portraying both male and female roles), New York was treated (if ever so briefly) to a beautifully orchestrated, 2.5D phenomenon that is an exciting mix of both musical and concert.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall May 14 and 15, 2019 as part of the 18-19 Broadway in Akron series.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
SEAWAY have premiered new acoustic song 'Something Wonderful' via Rocksound. 'Something Wonderful' is taken from new record Fresh Produce, their upcoming album of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as 'Lula On The Beach,' 'Slam,' 'Something Wonderful,' and more.