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The King and I - 2015 - Broadway

$87-$162

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

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The King and I


Aisle View: R&H Return to Lincoln Center - Huffington Post
In a day and age when producers, directors and author's executors think nothing of imposing their so-called artistic vision on Broadway masterworks that were pretty good to begin with, it is heartening to see producers, directors and executors just do the show as written...The production has the epic sweep that the authors intended, along with all those songs. Mr. Sher and his leading players also investigate undercurrents of romance and physical attraction which were not evident in the original production...Sher enhances these undercurrents, and has his actors act on them...That this works so well--and adds an additional color to the tapestry of the show--is due in part to the acting. Ms. O'Hara seems to have been born to play musical theatre heroines like Anna, Nellie Forbush and Julie Jordan; if only people were still writing such roles. Her Anna is young and hot-blooded enough to respond to the emotion, although unable...to act on it. Ken Watanabe, meanwhile, proves to be a strong actor, and sparks fly.

Kelli O’Hara rules in lavish revival of ‘King and I’ - NY Post
You can't overstate how stunningly beautiful, how achingly well sung this new revival of "The King and I" is...Kelli O'Hara...gives yet another finely calibrated performance as the "I" of the title. Her warm, occasionally bemused poise makes her a fine fit for Anna Leonowens...The music is simply divine. The cast appears to be just as transported as we are, their voices ringing with heartfelt emotion. And yet we're one element short of perfection -- and that's the king. Watanabe...cuts an imposing figure but plays the ruler broadly, overemphasizing a comic petulance that leaves little room for stately gravitas...There's not even a hint of a romantic spark with Anna...But so strong is the rest of this show that, even with a relatively weak performance by the king, you're still getting the royal treatment.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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!