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Based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic about English widow Anna who comes to teach western ways to the royal family of Siam and in turn learns to love and respect the exuberant king. A fun show for the whole family!

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, The Columbus-Amsterdam BID, and Love Your Street Tree Day will join forces to present the 2nd Annual Amsterdam Eco-Arts Festival on the Open Boulevards at Amsterdam Avenue between 109-110th Streets.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022
Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in May 2023. Find out how to get pre-sale tickets, member tickets and general public tickets as well.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2022
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, The Columbus-Amsterdam BID, and Love Your Street Tree Day join forces to present the 2nd Annual Amsterdam Eco-Arts Festival on the Open Boulevards at Amsterdam Avenue between 109-110th Streets.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its Winter Benefit on Monday, January 23 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 W. 54th Street). The festive evening will feature a cocktail reception, an elegant dinner, and an exclusive, one-night-only performance by Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kelli O'Hara, accompanied by Dan Lipton.
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Oct 30, 2022
What did our critic think of SOMEWHERE at Geva Theatre?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
Main Street Theater (MST) is bringing the delightful musical Cinderella to Houston for the holidays. This Rogers & Hammerstein classic has brought joy to people of all ages over the years. In fact, the 80th anniversary of the partnership of Rodgers & Hammerstein is being celebrated this year.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
& Juliet begins Broadway performances tonight, October 28. Meet the cast of & Juliet here!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022
Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway in 2023 starring  Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker and staged by award-winning director Bartlett Sher. Learn more about the play and how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022
The Green Room 42 will present I AM WOMAN: A Concert for Female Empowerment on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm, featuring Broadway alums Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman), Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and more.
by Herbert Paine - Oct 21, 2022
A candid review of OKLAHOMA!, re-vamped and re-imagined for National Tour, currently playing at ASU Gammage, Tempe until Sunday, October 23. It is not the Rodgers and Hammerstein of your parents.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022
The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002 showcases Hirschfeld’s greatest theater work from five decades, including some of the most important productions from the last sixty years. It will be available exclusively online and at The Museum of Broadway starting November 15.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022
Ten-time Tony Award-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical has wowed Sydney audiences since its long-awaited premiere at Capitol Theatre earlier this year. New tickets are on sale from for performances from Tuesday 20 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023. Find out how to get tickets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Sound of Music, directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The production will feature Ashley Blanchet (Paper Mill’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Waitress) as Maria Rainer, and Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Georg von Trapp.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jackie Burns, Ali Ewoldt, Ginna Claire Mason, Brennyn Lark, Megan Masako Haley, Taylor Symone Jackson, and other surprise Broadway performers in The Leading Lady Club on November 6th, 2022 at 9:30 PM. The Leading Lady Club is a celebration of women who are leading the way on Broadway and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022
The new musical PERFECT WORLD will get an invite-only, industry presentation on October 27 & 28. It features book and lyrics by Alan Edmunds, music & lyrics by Richard Winzeler, and will be directed by Karen Carpenter with music director & vocal arrangements by Laura Bergquist and choreography by Alexandra Beller.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, New York Harkness Dance Center’s 2022/23 Mainstage Series continues with Yuriko, A Celebration of Life, paying tribute to the trailblazing dancer, choreographer and performing artist Yuriko Kikuchi, in a free event on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 16, 2022
Actor, singer, teacher and chat show host Robert Bannon lands in the hot seat this week, as he prepares to go live at The Green Room 42, for a live recording.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 16, 2022
Today's question is: Who has worn the most hats on Broadway- director, producer, writer, actor, etc.? Here are a few folks that could hold a record for the 'number of hats' they've worn on Broadway shows. Part one includes those who have worn four or five hats on Broadway shows and part two will include those who have held even more positions than that!
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022
Turner Classic Movies (TMC) will present a 12-film tribute to Angela Lansbury on November 21st. The 24-hour marathon will include some of her most memorable films including Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate, as well as an airing of the 1982 filmed production of Sweeney Todd. Dame Angela Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022
TDF will host the first-ever autism-friendly performance of New York City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. Tailored for families with members on the autism spectrum or with other developmental or cognitive disabilities, this special matinee will be presented on Sunday, November 27 at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Center's David  H. Koch Theater. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, New York Harkness Dance Center's 2022/23 Mainstage Series continues with Yuriko, A Celebration of Life, paying tribute to the trailblazing dancer, choreographer and performing artist Yuriko Kikuchi, in a free event on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022
The Sarah Siddons Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary year, will present its 2022 Award to three-time Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan. The annual Award is presented to an individual who has achieved outstanding artistic achievement in theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022
The Broadway community will honor the memory of Dame Angela Lansbury, the six-time Tony Award-winning actress. Ms. Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022
Kimberly Akimbo begins previews on Broadway tonight, October 12, and officially opens November 10th. Meet the cast bringing this show to the stage here!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2022
The American Theatre Guild has announced single tickets to five engagements in the 22–23 BROADWAY AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES will go on sale Monday, October 17 at 10 a.m. All engagements will be held at The Buddy Holly Hall. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre has announced its 2023/2024 season, which opens with Grease, followed by the riotous whodunit The 39 Steps. The season continues with Ring of Fire, featuring the music of Johnny Cash, the magical family-favorite Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the celebrated classic Fiddler on the Roof.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2022
This December will see more great stage performances broadcast to the big screen of The Ridgefield Playhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022
Theater J will honor Evelyn Sandground and Bill Perkins at their annual benefit on Tuesday, November 15, at 8:00 PM in Washington, DC. Sandground and Perkins are longtime advocates of Theater J and the arts throughout the Washington area. Sandground has served for over a decade on the Theater J Council and previously served as a co-chair.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
Full casting has been announced for the UK premiere of George Takei’s Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
Boca Stage opens the 2022/2023 season with a mesmerizing new play, The Thin Place by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath. Heaven and Earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in “thin places” that distance is even shorter. Boca Stage has assembled an extraordinary cast of accomplished actors to bring this haunting tale to life. 
by Michael Major - Nov 29, 2022
Last night, Michelle Williams received a Performer Tribute Award at the 2022 Gotham Awards. During her speech, Williams honored Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, who she had met while filming Dawon's Creek. Watch a video clip from Williams' Gotham Award acceptance speech now!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022
Helen George, known to millions for the past decade as Trixie in the hit BBC One series Call The Midwife, will star as Anna Leonowens in a major new UK tour of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, beginning at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre on 4 February.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
Broadway in Worcester and The Hanover Theatre will present Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara on Friday, January 6 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 pm at the Jean McDonough Arts Center's BrickBox Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022
This holiday season, the iconic Marie Osmond is bringing holiday cheer to The Ridgefield Playhouse with her Symphonic Christmas Tour featuring 15 members of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.
by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2022
Singer, actress, and dancer/choreographer Harriet Chung was born in Hong Kong, but currently makes Toronto her home. Praised for her performances in productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, The King and I, and Golden Lotus, she has also worked with students across the globe with her school, Harriet Chung Performing Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022
The best way to get into the holiday spirit is by enjoying holiday classics performed by Broadway's hottest stars. And now you can! Summit Health Cares is presenting Broadway Rocks Cancer, a benefit performance raising funds to help provide comfort to patients and their families fighting cancer.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022
The American Theatre Guild presents the innovative new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022
Marie Osmond has spent more than six iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022
Get a first look at The Argyle Theatre's Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. It will perform through January 1, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022
The Lavender Hill Mob based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter opens in Brighton next week. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022
All new photos have been released from The Argyle Theatre's production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022
New comedy musical Mrs. Doubtfire, based on the iconic movie, will open in the West End next Summer. The production will begin performances at the newly refurbished Shaftesbury Theatre from Friday 12 May 2023, with a Press Night on Thursday 22 June. Mrs. Doubtfire will introduce Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q) as Daniel Hillard.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW has announced that the individual tickets for the tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10AM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022
Following a record-breaking seven year run in the United Kingdom, Immersive Everywhere’s critically acclaimed immersive production of The Great Gatsby, created and directed by Alexander Wright, will make its New York debut at The Gatsby Mansion at the Park Central Hotel New York (870 Seventh Avenue), a Highgate managed hotel.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 13, 2022
The Argyle Theatre's Disney's Beauty and The Beast opened on Saturday, November 12th, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the festivities. The production, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner, runs through January 1, 2023. Check out photos from the opening below!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
Nottingham Playhouse has announced the casting for its brand new adaptation of the classic children’s story Goldilocks And The Three Bears. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Andrew Burnap will be Arthur, Phillipa Soo will be Guenevere, and Jordan Donica will be Lancelot Du Lac in its new version of Lerner & Loewe's Camelot, a fresh take on the classic tale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022
The Argyle Theatre will present Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed and co-directed by Debbie Roshe with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. It will perform from November 10, 2022, through January 1, 2023; the opening night will be celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

The King and I Frequently Asked Questions

What songs are 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 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.