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The King and I - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$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.

Running Time:

Two hours and 55 minutes, with one intermission

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

Featured Reviews For The King and I


Review: ‘The King and I,’ Back on Broadway - New York Times
Mr. Sher...understands very well what makes the show work, and he delivers it clean-scrubbed and naked, allowing us to see "The King and I" plain...its most impressive achievement is how it balances epic sweep with intimate sensibility...That Ms. O'Hara, one of our greatest reinterpreters of musical standards, does so is not surprising. (You'll feel you're hearing "Hello, Young Lovers" for the first time.) But also give full marks to the first-rate Ruthie Ann Miles...who, as the King's chief wife, turns "Something Wonderful" into an exquisite expression of romantic realism that could be the show's anthem. The person she's singing about with such fond ambivalence...is the King himself, embodied here by Mr. Watanabe with the convincing exasperation of a majesty under siege...his big solos, while attacked with ardor, should become even stronger as his pronunciation improves. But he sure comes across when it really counts...As played by Ms. O'Hara, [Anna's] a smart, scrappy, willful pragmatist who also happens to know that love is often as strange as it is undeniable. That knowledge infuses every note Ms. O'Hara sings, and it is something wonderful indeed.

‘The King and I’ review: Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe lead Lincoln Center’s grand, graceful Broadway revival - NY Daily News
As scenery and the stage floor glide, it's as though the audience is pulled along with Anna toward the gleaming palace and a new life. We're there with her. And just like that, this splendid revival emerges as majestic and intimate simultaneously...O'Hara more than delivers in her sterling star turn. She conveys Anna's feistiness and fair-mindedness in her acting and silky singing...You believe that Anna knows of romance when she sings "Hello, Young Lovers"...Japanese star Ken Watanabe...gives O'Hara plenty to play off as the proud Siamese monarch...Watanabe's appealing take is looser and lighter. His English is a work in progress, so sometimes his lines and lyrics are blurry. It sort of works for a story of cultural collisions and changing times. O'Hara and Watanabe share warm chemistry, and when Anna and the king clasp each other tight for the joyous "Shall We Dance?" no words are needed.


 



 

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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!

The King and I Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The King and I have their been?
The King and I has had 25 productions including Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, West End which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1969, West End which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977, West End which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 2000, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2002, US Tour which opened in 2004, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2018.

What Tony Awards has The King and I been nominated for?
Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Catherine Zuber, Best Direction of a Musical for Bartlett Sher, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Donald Holder, Best Revival of a Musical for The King and I , Best Revival of a Musical for Lincoln Center Theater, Best Revival of a Musical for Andre Bishop, Best Revival of a Musical for Adam Siegel, Best Revival of a Musical for Hattie K. JutagirBest Revival of a Musical for Ambassador Theatre Group and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan.

What Tony Awards has The King and I won?
Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli and Best Costume Design of a Musical for Catherine Zuber Best Direction of a Musical for Bartlett Sher Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Donald Holder Best Revival of a Musical for The King and I Best Revival of a Musical for Lincoln Center Theater Best Revival of a Musical for Andre Bishop Best Revival of a Musical for Adam Siegel Best Revival of a Musical for Hattie K. Jutagir Best Revival of a Musical for Ambassador Theatre Group Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan.

What other awards has The King and I been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ruthie Ann Miles, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kelli O'Hara, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine ZuberOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The King and I and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan.

What other awards has The King and I won?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ruthie Ann Miles and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kelli O'Hara Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The King and I Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The King and I Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan.

What productions of The King and I have their been?
The King and I has had 25 productions including Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, West End which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1969, West End which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977, West End which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 2000, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2002, US Tour which opened in 2004, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2018.

What awards has The King and I been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ruthie Ann Miles, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kelli O'Hara, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine ZuberOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The King and I and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan.

What awards has The King and I won?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ruthie Ann Miles and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kelli O'Hara Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The King and I Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The King and I Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan.

What is the order of 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]

What productions of The King and I have there been?
The King and I has had 25 productions including Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, West End which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1969, West End which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977, West End which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 2000, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2002, US Tour which opened in 2004, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2018.