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The King and I Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 55 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: April 16, 2015
Closing: June 26, 2016

The King and I - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) directs this classic tale of a British schoolteacher's unexpected relationship with the imperious King of Siam.

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception) star in a magnificent new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved THE KING AND I.

Featuring a cast of more than 50, choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including "Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance?" in their glorious, original orchestrations, Lincoln Center Theater's new staging of THE KING AND I invites you to get to know this inspiring and enchanting musical classic.


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The King and I on Broadway: EW review
9 / 10

If this production has put the romantic passion of the tale on a bit of simmer, it has boosted the overall theme of intersocietal behavior and respect. 'Getting to Know You', for example, has never seemed more relevant to the score. In this production, it's not a mere classroom charm-song one-off, but an outward reflection of the uneasy feelings the characters are struggling with in that moment...The gender politics involving Anna, Lady Thiang and Tuptim also feel deeply resonant here. Without hammering away at the point too impulsively, Sher's intents seem to sway the story back to a uniquely feminist state of mind...Watanabe is a charismatic and relatively subdued King, but often very hard to decipher; his big number 'A Puzzlement' ends up being just that. Strangely though, the latter's surface debit sometimes works to some advantage--after all, the King is a man struggling with the ability to fully connect to others. O'Hara could bring out the romantic swoon in just about any male costar, and Anna is another triumph in her winsome recent gallery of fine portrayals. (And hearing her luscious soprano on beauties like 'Hello, Young Lovers' is like finding a precious gift inside a jewel box.)

‘The King and I’ Theater Review: Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara Make a Royal Pairing
9 / 10

..Sher once again reveals the musical's own enormous qualities without imposing an arbitrary interpretation...right from the opening of 'The King and I,' we know we're in the same confident hands when the glorious Kelli O'Hara takes the stage...In fact, if anything in this revival shakes up our preconceptions of 'The King and I,' it's that Anna must undergo almost as much re-education as the king (Ken Watanabe). Plus, O'Hara's Anna is nearly as headstrong as he...Watanabe doesn't dominate the show like Brynner. He's regal, but he's also far more vulnerable, and as performed here, he wills his own death, almost as if a suicide. Seven years, it's too long to wait for another reunion of Rodgers and Hammerstein, LTC, and Sher.

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim On Increasing Theatre's Diversity
by Michael Dale - June 24, 2016


As active behind the scenes as he is as an actor, Kim stresses that greater diversity depends on actors in underrepresented groups creating work for themselves.

BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Tyler Peterson - June 26, 2016


Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of THE KING AND I plays its final performance on Broadway today, June 26. The production has played for 39 previews and 499 performances. In honor of the show's run, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the cast's journey to Siam!

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Talks of Healing Therapy and Being Back On Broadway
by Michael Dale - June 17, 2016


The Broadway favorite in a frank and open discussion of her healing process and the excitement of being back on Broadway.

Bid For A Backstage Tour From THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016


Charitybuzz's new auction for house seats to see Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim benefits Transport Group.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Marin Mazzie Perform 'Getting to Know You' in THE KING AND I
by Nicole Rosky - May 23, 2016


Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

BWW Review: Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim Bring New Luster to THE KING AND I
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016


The dynamic between its new stars gives the hit revival new dramatic textures.

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim Talks Cell Phone Mishap on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2016


THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim was the guest co-host on this morning's LIVE. The actor spoke about starring in the production, now playing at Lincoln Center, and shared a recent incident he had on stage involving a cell phone.

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Welcomes Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim to Broadway!
by Tyler Peterson - May 20, 2016


Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The company hosted a party last night to welcome the pair of Siam - check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim Step Into THE KING AND I on Broadway!
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2016


Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the pair on stage below!

TV: Something Wonderful! First Look at Highlights of Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim in Broadway's THE KING AND I
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016


Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the duo in action in the video below!

VIDEO: KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim Visits WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2016


Daniel Dae Kim, star of Broadway's THE KING AND I, stopped by the Bravo clubhouse last night to talk about what it's been like filming on-set in Hawaii the past 13 years for "Lost"

VIDEO: Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim Celebrate Their First Bows as Stars Of THE KING AND I
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016


The 3-time Tony nominee makes her return to the stage after a bout with ovarian cancer with the TV star making his Broadway debut.

Photo Flash: Broadway's THE KING AND I Partners with TDF for Autism-Friendly Performance
by Tyler Peterson - April 25, 2016


Yesterday, Sunday April 24, Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) Autism Theatre Initiative presented the first autism-friendly performance of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Photo: First Look - Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim Star in THE KING AND I!
by Caryn Robbins - April 21, 2016


Today. THE KING AND I tweeted a first look at its newest King of Siam and Anna - check it out below!

Photo Coverage: Getting to Know the New Stars of THE KING AND I- Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie!
by Walter McBride - April 21, 2016


As previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim will soon join the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. In anticipation, BroadwayWorld caught up with the pair in the rehearsal room just yesterday. Check out complete photo coverage below!

TV: Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim on Their Upcoming Journey to Siam in Broadway's THE KING AND I!
by Tyler Peterson - April 20, 2016


As previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim will soon join the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. In anticipation, BroadwayWorld caught up with the pair in the rehearsal room earlier today - below, check out what they had to say about their upcoming journey to Siam!

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie is Getting to Know Her KING AND I Wardrobe
by Nicole Rosky - April 19, 2016


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown!

PHOTO: Something Wonderful! Llana, Watanabe, Lee, and Kim Join Together at THE KING AND I
by Louisa Brady - April 17, 2016


Jose Llana, who took over as The King for Ken Watanabe last summer in the Tony Award winning production of THE KING AND I, took to Instagram to commemorate a special moment - all four kings (Ken Watanabe, Hoon Lee, Daniel Dae Kim, and himself) together!

BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Celebrates First Year on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - April 17, 2016


This Sunday, April 17 marks the first year anniversary for Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

LCT's THE KING AND I Will Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - April 15, 2016


This Sunday, April 17 marks the first anniversary for Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Will Host Facebook Live Chat on Monday!
by Nicole Rosky - April 8, 2016


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The star just announced that she'll be answering questions from fans in a live chat on Monday morning:

FAN ART: If 1776 Can Go Modern, Why Not THE KING AND I?
by Michael Dale - April 7, 2016


Check out hipster couple Lun Tha and Tuptim, a preppy Prince Chulalongkorn and a very chic Lady Thiang.

VIDEO: Marin Mazzie Tries on Her KING AND I Gown!
by Nicole Rosky - April 6, 2016


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown!

The King and I FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in The King and I and what's the order?
Royal Dance Before the King
Procession of the White Elephant
Arrival at Bangkok
I Whistle a Happy Tune
My Lord and Master
Hello, Young Lovers [i]
March of the Royal Siamese Children
Children Sing, Priests Chant
A Puzzlement
The Royal Bangkok Academy
Getting to Know You
We Kiss in a Shadow
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?
Something Wonderful
Prayer to Buddah
Western People Funny
Dance of Anna and Sir Edward
I Have Dreamed
The Small House of Uncle Thomas Ballet
Song of the King

Waiting
Who Would Refuse?
Now You Leave
Why? Why? Why?
Anna and Son Klin
Hello, Young Lovers [ii]

The King and I History

Other Productions of The King and I

1951   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1953   West End London Production
West End
1956   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1960   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1961   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1963   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1964   Broadway Lincoln Center Revival
Broadway
1968   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1969   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1973   West End London Revival
West End
1977   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1979   West End London Revival
West End
1985   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2000   West End London Production
West End
2002   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2004   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
2006   St. Louis, MO (Regional) St. Louis MUNY Production
St. Louis, MO (Regional)
2015   Broadway Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival
Broadway
2016   US Tour Lincoln Center National Tour
US Tour
2018   West End West End Revival Prodution
West End
2024   West End
West End

The King and I - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Costume Design Catherine Zuber
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Leading Actress in a Musical Kelli O'Hara
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Revival of a Musical The King and I
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical The King and I
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Scott Lehrer
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Ruthie Ann Miles
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Kelli O'Hara
2015 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical The King and I
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Kelli O'Hara
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design Catherine Zuber
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Ruthie Ann Miles
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical The King and I
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Set Design Michael Yeargan
2015 Tony Awards Best Choreography Christopher Gattelli
2015 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Catherine Zuber
2015 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Bartlett Sher
2015 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Donald Holder
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Ken Watanabe
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Ruthie Ann Miles
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Kelli O'Hara
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The King and I
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Lincoln Center Theater
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Andre Bishop
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Adam Siegel
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Hattie K. Jutagir
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Ambassador Theatre Group
2015 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Michael Yeargan

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