The King and I Tour 2016

Ages: 12+
Opened: November 1, 2016

The King and I - 2016 - US Tour History , Info & More

Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful."Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.


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BWW Review: THE KING AND I Revitalized at Clowes Memorial Hall
by The Marriage Matinee - March 7, 2019


The musical, THE KING AND I, accounts the experience of widow Mrs. Anna Leonowens (Anglea Baumgardner), an English school teacher, who was take on as a main driving factor in the King of Siam's push to modernize Siam in the late 1800s. Anna and her young son travel to Siam where she teaches the royals about culture, customs, and the modern world. With the King also being thought of as "a barbarian", Anna also prepares a formal party for English diplomats with hopes they will change their tune about the King.

BWW Review: Timothy Matthew Flores Brings Youthful Exuberance to THE KING AND I
by The Marriage Matinee - February 22, 2019


THE KING AND I has the power to evoke many iconic songs, images, and fond memories. It has become a designated Broadway classic. However, what do the classics have to offer us in this modern age? Timothy Matthew Flores fills us in on how this national tour has breathed new life into the classic, showing its timeless qualities.

THE KING AND I Heads to Raleigh
by Julie Musbach - December 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.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - November 14, 2018


The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I has arrived for the FSCJ Artist Series 2018-2019 season. Audience members will hear the classic songs, observe beautiful choreography, and laugh at the great wit of the cast members. The King and I first produced in 1951 has many themes and conflicts that still ring true today. The cast presents these beautifully for audience members to really grab a hold of. Audience members of all ages will be entertained and moved by the performance.

THE KING AND I Will Premiere In Milwaukee At The Marcus Center
by Julie Musbach - November 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.

BWW Interview: Pedro Ka'awaoa of THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - November 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.

Angela Baumgardner and Pedro Ka'awaloa Take Over THE KING AND I National Tour
by Julie Musbach - October 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.

THE KING AND I Premieres in Columbus with Ohio Native in Lead Role
by Julie Musbach - March 19, 2018


The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I will make its Columbus premiere at the Ohio Theatre April 24-29 with an Ohio native in the lead female role of Anna Leonowens. Hailing from Chagrin Falls, Elena Shaddow takes on the character of the British schoolteacher hired by the King of Siam to educate his wives and children.

THE KING AND I Will Soon Get to Know San Jose
by Julie Musbach - January 11, 2018


Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) February 20 25, 2018. Single tickets ($48 $128) are on-sale now online atwww.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

BWW Interview: Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - December 11, 2017


Laura Michelle Kelly's impressive body of creative work ranges the West End, Broadway, television, and film. She won an Olivier award for her performance as Mary Poppins and most recently starred on Broadway in the new musical Finding Neverland. Her latest musical theatre project is portraying Anna Leonowens in the Lincoln Center touring production of The King and I which will play the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas during the 2017 holiday season.

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

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