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The King and I - 2015 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 55 minutes, with one intermission

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For The King and I


O'Hara and Watanabe Lead Respectful Revival of "The King and I" - NBC New York
O'Hara's Anna is fiercely determined, if cautious as a newcomer, and it's thrilling to watch her negotiate the pitfalls involved in establishing herself at court...It's hard not to be moved as O'Hara describes the beauty of a snowflake after the blissful "Getting to Know You" sequence. O'Hara's voice is in prime operatic form throughout, rivaled only by her ability to waltz in Catherine Zuber's lavish, flowing gowns. I had mixed feelings about Watanabe's performance...Watanabe's got the imperiousness down pat, but he's falling back on enough of his Japanese accent that it makes some of his line readings difficult to parse...It's not a fatal flaw, whatever you've read in the chat rooms. And anyway, I could watch these two perform "Shall We Dance?" all night long..."The King and I" requires a regal, charismatic leading lady, and in O'Hara, it has one who's just about perfect.

'The King and I' theater review - amNY
The King and I" holds up incredibly well as a piece of drama. The songs are beautiful, the characters are complex and its themes of democratization, cultural miscommunication and gender inequality are timely. Sher's production, which features a 51-member cast and a 29-piece orchestra, is generally impressive and satisfying...It is very difficult to understand what Watanabe is saying. He has an imposing presence and highly theatrical spirit, but his diction stops the show in its tracks. O'Hara, one of the finest actresses working in musical theater today, delivers a fine, sympathetic performance as the staunch Anna, but it is hardly as captivating as her sexy Nellie. The standout of the production is Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, the King's chief wife, who understands him better than anyone else.


 



 

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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!
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.
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.
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016
Charitybuzz's new auction for house seats to see Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim benefits Transport Group.
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016
The dynamic between its new stars gives the hit revival new dramatic textures.
by Stage Tube - 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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"
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.
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.
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!
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
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!