The King and I Revival 2018

Ages: 12+
Opened: July 3, 2018
Closing: September 29, 2018

The King and I - 2018 - West End History , Info & More

London Palladium
8 Argyll St, Soho London

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, this masterpiece boasts a score featuring such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, 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 imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.


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BWW Review: THE KING AND I, London Palladium
by Cindy Marcolina - September 2, 2018


The London Palladium and The King and I have welcomed back to the stage Ruthie Ann Miles with a warm embrace. Miles, who was forced to quit performing after a devastating accident earlier in the year, reprises the role of Lady Thiang - the King of Siam's (Ken Watanabe) chief wife - to great acclaim. Whilst the show was still running on Broadway, the part won her multiple awards (including a Tony) and nominations so it's not a surprise that she is stunning in it.

Final Chance To Catch THE KING AND I at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - August 31, 2018


West End THE KING AND I, with Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Will be Released in Cinemas Worldwide This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - August 23, 2018


The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, currently enjoying huge West End success, will be released in cinemas around the world this fall via Trafalgar Releasing. THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM, filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium, will open in cinemas globally on Thursday, November 29, 2018 with an encore presentation exclusively in the United States on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 31, 2018 at www.KingAndIMusicalCinema.com.

West End THE KING AND I to Be Screened in UK Cinemas This Winter
by A.A. Cristi - August 20, 2018


It has been confirmed that the current West End production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless classic, The King and I, will be screened in the United Kingdom this winter.

Kelli O'Hara Shares Joy that Ruthie Ann Miles has Rejoined THE KING AND I
by Matt Tamanini - August 4, 2018


As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage on Friday night, following five months of personal tragedy. Miles resumed the role of Lady Thiang in the West End transfer of the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. 

BREAKING: Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Returns to the Stage in West End's THE KING AND I Tonight
by Matt Tamanini - August 3, 2018


It has been an unfathomably heartbreaking year for Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, but after months of grieving, and physical and emotional recuperating, the star of The King and I, HERE LIES LOVE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and more returned to the stage for the first time this evening.

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in West End's THE KING AND I
by Alan Henry - July 4, 2018


The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I has transfered from Broadway to London this month following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I, London Palladium
by Debbie Gilpin - July 3, 2018


Following a hit run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2015, Bartlett Sher's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic makes its way to London's West End for a limited run at the London Palladium. Transferring with it is Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, in the title roles.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in Action in West End's THE KING AND I
by Stephi Wild - July 2, 2018


The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I will transfer from Broadway to London this month following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour.

BWW Interview: Na-Young Jeon Talks THE KING AND I
by Nicole Ackman - June 27, 2018


Na-Young Jeon is a Dutch-Korean actress and singer. She's played Fantine in Les Miserables in the West End and has been a part of the Miss Saigon UK Tour, and is currently playing Tuptim in The King and I at London Palladium.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE KING AND I
by Stephi Wild - June 12, 2018


The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London this month following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour.

TV: Rehearsal and Interview With THE KING AND I West End Cast
by Jamie Body - June 9, 2018


On 5 June, BroadwayWorld UK attended a special press rehearsal performance of the West End transfer of the multi-Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.

No Decision Set On Ruthie Ann Miles' Return To THE KING AND I in London
by Alan Henry - June 4, 2018


BroadwayWorld previously reported that Naoko Mori and Ruthie Ann Miles would share the role of Lady Thiang in the West End production of THE KING AND I. We've just learned no final decision on Ruthie Ann Miles' participation in the production has been made.

Ruthie Ann Miles To Share The Role Of Lady Thiang In London's THE KING AND I With Naoko Mori
by Alan Henry - May 31, 2018


An announcement from the West End production states that actress Naoko Mori will share the role of Lady Thiang with Ruthie Ann Miles in the West End transfer of Lincoln Center's revival of THE KING AND I.

Naoko Mori Joins The West End Cast Of THE KING & I
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2018


The producers of The King and I, which opens at the London Palladium next month, have announced Japanese actress Naoko Mori, who has worked extensively across stage, television and film, will share the role of Lady Thiang.

THE KING AND I Announces New Casting and Final Booking Period Extension
by Stephi Wild - March 16, 2018


Dean John-Wilson (who starred in the title role of Disney's original West End production of Aladdin) and Na-Young Jeon (Fantine in Les Miserables in the West End and Gigi in Miss Saigon on world tour) join the West End cast of THE KING AND I as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim. They will join Tony Award winner and "Broadway musical's undisputed Queen" (Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara as Anna, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King and Tony award-winning Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang. Rodgers & Hammerstein's multi-award winning musical transfers from Broadway to the London Palladium on 21 June (Press Night 3 July).

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

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