The King and I Revival

Ages: 12+
Opened: May 2, 1977
Closing: December 30, 1978

The King and I - 1977 - Broadway History , Info & More

Uris Theatre
222 W. 51st St. New York, NY 10019

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!

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M & P Productions Announce MACK AND POPPY 12/9-10
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 1, 2011

M & P Productions has announced a rare Hollywood appearance by the legendary Mack & Poppy, one of the nation's most celebrated lounge acts, in their new holiday show, It's Christmas! (and lesser holidays celebrated by Heathens).

YES, PRIME MINISTER to Launch UK Tour in January 2012
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 31, 2011

The smash hit production of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's play Yes, Prime Minister will tour again from January 23, starting at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Laura Benanti, Gavin Creel, Michael Cerveris, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elaine Paige & More Set for AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Lincoln Center
by Robert Diamond - Oct 31, 2011

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook returns to the elegant Allen Room in January for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights the series will explore the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic songwriting. The music of Broadway, Latin culture and hip-hop, bluegrass, rock, and pop will be presented, along with three evenings devoted to great American composers and lyricists. The 2012 season - January 11 through February 11 - will bring to the stage some of today's most gifted interpreters of song, including Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, and LaChanze, as well as the 'Queen of British Musicals,' the great Elaine Paige.

FOLLIES Star Jan Maxwell Hit by Minivan; Misses Weekend Shows But Speedy Recovery Expected
by Robert Diamond - Oct 30, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the news with a production spokesperson that FOLLIES star Jan Maxwell was hit by traffic while crossing 45th Street following the Saturday, October 29 matinee. Online reports indicated that the star had been hit by a minivan, suffering injuries to her arm and leg. She was unable to perform on Saturday night and will also be out at the Sunday matinee to stay home and recuperate. She hopes to make a speedy recovery and get back to performing on stage at the Marquis Theatre, which could be as soon as Tuesday evening, November 1.

Morrison Theatre to Present THE KING AND I, 11/11-12/4
by Lauren Wolman - Oct 29, 2011

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward will once again present the all-time favorite Rodgers and Hart musical The King and I. The show, which opened the Morrisson in 1979 when it was named The Little Theatre, has been one of the most requested shows by audiences over the years, and was most recently mounted at the Morrisson in 1994. The upcoming production, directed by Sue Ellen Nelsen and starring T.K. Armstrong as The King and Anna Cook as Anna, will open on November 11 and run through December 4.

Kendra Kassebaum, Jennifer Paz to Lead 5th Avenue's CINDERELLA; Full Cast Announced!
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 28, 2011

An all-star cast of Seattle celebrities will waltz onto the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre in a holiday ball audiences will never forget: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Under the direction of Seattle's own Brandon Ivie, this enchanting fairy tale features Jennifer Paz of Miss Saigon as Cinderella and Wicked star Kendra Kassebaum as the Fairy Godmother, as well as local luminaries Suzanne Bouchard, Nick Garrison, Sarah Rudinoff, Brandon O'Neill, Cynthia Jones, Allen Fitzpatrick, and Greg McCormick Allen.

Walnut Street Hosts FIT FOR A KING! Annual Auction 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

Walnut Street Theatre hosts 12th Annual Auction: Fit for a King! This year, the auction will be hosted by NBC 10's Terry Ruggles and will feature a special appearance by the cast of Walnut Street Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.

La Mirada Theatre Presents LIFE COULD BE A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the second show of their 2011-2012 season with the LADCC, GARLAND and LA WEEKLY award-winning musical for Best Production, LIFE COULD BE A DREAM, written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes), with musical direction by Michael Paternostro, choreography by Lee Martino and featuring the original cast who performed in both the Hudson Theatre and Laguna Playhouse productions! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM will open on Friday, October 28, 2011 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 29) and run through Sunday, November 20, 2011 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

Walnut Independence Studio On 3 Presents NOËL AND GERTIE
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 27, 2011

Walnut Street Theatre's 2011-2012 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with the celebration of a friendship that became part of show business history, NOËL AND GERTIE.

FST Presents NEXT TO NORMAL 11/2-1/7/2012
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 26, 2011

A talented cast, led by Broadway star STACIA FERNANDEZ, is preparing for the opening of the contemporary rock musical Next to Normal at Florida Studio Theatre. Performances begin in the Keating Theatre November 2 - January 7.

Full AMERICAN IDIOT National Tour Cast Announced!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 26, 2011

Casting has been announced for the upcoming North American tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway hit called 'wonderfully raucous' and 'emotionally charged' by The New York Times, which will premiere in Toronto December 28 - January 15 before continuing on to 14 other markets across the United States.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: The Girl Upstairs - Jan Maxwell on FOLLIES, Life & Family
by Robert Diamond - Oct 27, 2011

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. You've seen Richard chat with Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, visit with UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, and go downtown to chat with Jonathan Groff about all things GLEE, Lea Michele and The Submission. Today, Richard is back in Times Square at the Marquis Theatre for some quality time with fan favorite Jan Maxwell, currently starring as 'Phyllis' in Follies. During the talk, Jan speaks candidly about being a young struggling actress in New York, her shortcomings (cooking!), and how she almost left the city for good before she even got going...until she found 'Angels.'

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE KING AND I, Opens 11/16
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 25, 2011

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 203rd season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning family musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I.

BroadwayWorld.com Announces Partnership with R&H Theatricals; New Show Listings Now Available
by Robert Diamond - Oct 26, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre web site on the net is proud to announce a new partnership with Rodgers & Hammerstein. The theatrical licensing organization which represents more than 200 writers, and 100 musicals - including works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Guettel, Rodgers & Hart, Kern & Hammerstein, and many more will now be feeding upcoming show listings straight to BroadwayWorld.com.

Rick McKay to Interview Donna Murphy at NYPL for the Performing Arts, 11/7
by Jennie Mamary - Oct 24, 2011

Edith Meiser Oral History will be presented on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 6pm at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walter Auditorium. Two-time Tony Award winner, DONNA MURPHY, will be interviewed by producer/director RICK MCKAY, the award-winning filmmaker of 'Broadway: The Golden Age.' ADMISSION IS FREE! The event is FIRST COME - FIRST SEATED.

Miss Saigon Opens at the Ogunquit Playhouse 9/21-10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2011

The fall ushers in one of the most stunning Broadway blockbusters of all time, Miss Saigon on stage September 21 through October 23 at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

PCPA Theaterfest’s Halloween Costume Sale Runs 10/21 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

Costumes from PCPA's extensive warehouse will go on sale to the public - just in time for Halloween - on Friday, October 21 from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday, October 22, from 10am to 3pm.

PCPA Theaterfest’s Halloween Costume Sale Runs 10/21 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Costumes from PCPA's extensive warehouse will go on sale to the public - just in time for Halloween - on Friday, October 21 from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday, October 22, from 10am to 3pm.

Cleveland Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS, 10/21 - 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Cleveland Play House is thrilled to present the second production of their 2011-2012 inaugural season at PlayhouseSquare - a brand new musical event, Daddy Long Legs, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon

FST Presents NEXT TO NORMAL 11/2-1/7/2012
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 19, 2011

Florida Studio Theatre presents the Southeastern Regional Premiere of the contemporary rock musical Next to Normal.

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces ASL Performances for MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Miss Saigon, now on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Thanks to funding by the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation, this stunning Broadway blockbuster will be offered to the hearing impaired and deaf communities during two special performances with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The first is for the general public on Thursday, October 13, at 8PM during the regularly scheduled performance. The second is for a special performance exclusively for Middle and High School students on Wednesday, October 19th at 10AM.

THE KING AND I at Theater Works Closes on 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

East meets West in the award winning musical THE KING AND I. This enchanting musical follows the King of Siam and the Western Governess, Anna as they struggle to understand new cultures, ideas and ultimately acceptance. With a charming score THE KING AND I is the essence of musical theater, an occasion when drama, music, dance and decor combine to take the audience on an unforgettable journey. 'Theater Works' production ... has understated beauty,' said Chris Curcio, Curtain Up Phoenix KBAQ, '... the tricky Uncle Thomas ballet is remarkable'. The production will close on 16, 2011.

NSO Pops Opens 2011-12 Season With Aaron Lazar, Rebecca Luker, et al. in 'Some Enchanted Evening'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2011

Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke begins his first NSO Pops subscription season with Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performances take place October 13 at 7 p.m. and October 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. with vocalists Rebecca Luker, Aaron Lazar, and Rod Gilfry, with The Washington Chorus and the NSO.

BWW Interviews: Out Front On Main's GEORGE MANUS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2011

George Manus has been a part of the theater community in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for so long that it's easy to forget he's not yet 40 years old. He cut his teeth as a young director at Dennis Ewing's late and lamented Actors Playhouse of Nashville, which led him to spearhead the opening of his own theater company, DreamWeaver Productions on Third Avenue South in downtown Nashville during the early to mid-1990s, and now he heads up Murfreesboro's Out Front On Main, a storefront operation that specializes in bringing edgier theater to that burgeoning college town.

STAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON at Ogunquit - Performance Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2011

Miss Saigon, now on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Click below for a look at the show onstage!

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Launches Season With Frederica Von Stade
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra usher in the Orchestra's 2011-12 season with an Opening Night Celebration featuring the incomparable mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.

THE KING AND I at Theater Works Enters Final Weekend
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 12, 2011

East meets West in the award winning musical THE KING AND I. This enchanting musical follows the King of Siam and the Western Governess, Anna as they struggle to understand new cultures, ideas and ultimately acceptance.

NSO Pops Opens 2011-12 Season With Aaron Lazar, Rebecca Luker, et al. in 'Some Enchanted Evening'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke begins his first NSO Pops subscription season with Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performances take place October 13 at 7 p.m. and October 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. with vocalists Rebecca Luker, Aaron Lazar, and Rod Gilfry, with The Washington Chorus and the NSO.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 12th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 12, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2011 BWW Chicago Awards, new facilities for Black Ensemble Theater, Stage 773 and Light Opera Works, plus an overview of year-end Loop musical productions and more...

Rubicon Theatre Presents The Mystery of Irma Vep, Previews 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

When the night is dark and stormy, or the mist is rising on the moors under a full moon; when there are macabre stirrings in the tomb, or the unearthly howling of laughter from audience members - it must be the season for THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Charles Ludlam's ribald sendup of gothic romance and horror that begins preview next Wednesday, October 12, opens October 15, and continues through November 6 at RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY.

Rubicon Theatre Presents The Mystery of Irma Vep, Previews 10/12
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 11, 2011

When the night is dark and stormy, or the mist is rising on the moors under a full moon; when there are macabre stirrings in the tomb, or the unearthly howling of laughter from audience members - it must be the season for THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Charles Ludlam's ribald sendup of gothic romance and horror that begins preview next Wednesday, October 12, opens October 15, and continues through November 6 at RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY.

Fox Valley Rep Announces 2012 Season at Pheasant Run Mainstage
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 10, 2011

Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces an exciting line-up for their calendar-year 2012 season, many new to the Fox Valley community, including the comedy behind 'Gone with the Wind' during golden age of Hollywood, Moonlight and Magnolias, the romantic musical featuring Neil Sedaka's hits of the 1960's, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Theo Ubique's critic-acclaimed Chicago revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Some Enchanted Evening, Deborah Zoe Laufer's modern empty-nesters comedy, Sirens, and the holiday musical, The Winter Wonderettes.

Rubicon Theatre Presents The Mystery of Irma Vep, Previews 10/12
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 10, 2011

When the night is dark and stormy, or the mist is rising on the moors under a full moon; when there are macabre stirrings in the tomb, or the unearthly howling of laughter from audience members - it must be the season for THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Charles Ludlam's ribald sendup of gothic romance and horror that begins preview next Wednesday, October 12, opens October 15, and continues through November 6 at RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY.

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 10, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE.

STAGE TUBE: Mike Isaacson Makes Muny 2012 Season Announcement
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2011

Click below to see Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announce the 2012 Summer Season which includes Aladdin, Chicago, Dreamgirls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King and I, Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd), and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Indianapolis Symphony Performs Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will open the 2011-2012 Printing Partners Pops Series season with the world premiere of a new symphonic concert stage production titled Do You Hear The People Sing - The Dream Concert! featuring music from renowned Broadway lyricist Alain Boublil and Broadway composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creators of the hit musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, in concerts Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and Sunday, October 9, at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind.

North Shore Music Theatre Presents THE KING AND I, Closes 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

The award-winning North Shore Music Theatre is transporting audiences back to 1862 Siam with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, THE KING AND I, starring Lorenzo Lamas, closing on Sunday, October 9.

Maria Friedman Joins Marvin Hamlisch at the Playhouse Theatre, Oct 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

Maria Friedman will join Marvin Hamlisch at the Playhouse Theatre on October 9.

ALADDIN, CHICAGO, DREAMGIRLS et al. Set for Muny 2012 Season
by Lauren Wolman - Oct 8, 2011

The Muny announced its line-up for the 94th season in Forest Park, the first for new Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. The summer 2012 season introduces 4½ musicals new to the Muny stage and includes several re-imagined classics.

Grove Theatre Presents 'Music For the Cure',
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Sherry Kinison of the Grove Theatre invites you to join her for a musical extravaganza tonight for 'Music for the Cure'.

Indianapolis Symphony Performs Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will open the 2011-2012 Printing Partners Pops Series season with the world premiere of a new symphonic concert stage production titled Do You Hear The People Sing - The Dream Concert! featuring music from renowned Broadway lyricist Alain Boublil and Broadway composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creators of the hit musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, in concerts Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and Sunday, October 9, at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind.

PCPA Theaterfest’s Halloween Costume Sale Runs 10/21 & 22
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 6, 2011

Costumes from PCPA's extensive warehouse will go on sale to the public - just in time for Halloween - on Friday, October 21 from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday, October 22, from 10am to 3pm.

NSO Pops Opens 2011-12 Season With Aaron Lazar, Rebecca Luker, et al. in 'Some Enchanted Evening'
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 5, 2011

Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke begins his first NSO Pops subscription season with Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performances take place October 13 at 7 p.m. and October 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. with vocalists Rebecca Luker, Aaron Lazar, and Rod Gilfry, with The Washington Chorus and the NSO.

Cleveland Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS, 10/21 - 11/13
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 4, 2011

Cleveland Play House is thrilled to present the second production of their 2011-2012 inaugural season at PlayhouseSquare - a brand new musical event, Daddy Long Legs, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces ASL Performances for MISS SAIGON
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 4, 2011

Miss Saigon, now on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Thanks to funding by the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation, this stunning Broadway blockbuster will be offered to the hearing impaired and deaf communities during two special performances with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The first is for the general public on Thursday, October 13, at 8PM during the regularly scheduled performance. The second is for a special performance exclusively for Middle and High School students on Wednesday, October 19th at 10AM.

STAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, et al. in OUTSIDE THE BOX Teaser
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2011

Outside The Box is a new musical comedy web series about a very outré musical theatre group called Outside The Box. Each episode features an entirely new cast, save for one recurring character, the director of the group. Each episode features between one and three musical numbers. The first episode of six (comprising season one) will premiere November 6 on YouTube (the YouTube channel is outsidetheboxseries), with new episodes every two weeks.

The King and I FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 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.

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