The King and I on Tour


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. (more...)

Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

The Broadway Star Project Hosts A Celebration Of Individuality
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Aspiring young actors from the NYC area joined with stars from School of Rock, Finding Neverland, The King and I, among others, for a Memorial Day weekend 'Cast Recording Experience' with The Broadway Star Project. After Monday's powerful performance at The Triad, Eduardo Jimenez Pons (President of The BSP) said, 'These talented artists accomplished so much more than recording an EP to benefit the NO BULLY organization, making a music video, and putting together a beautiful show. They grew as artists and individuals, too. They challenged themselves to do more, and by doing so, they inspired each other to be better.' (more...)

Naoko Mori Joins The West End Cast Of THE KING & I
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Present OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein's great American classic Oklahoma! bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 13 to July 7. The Playhouse is thrilled to create an exciting new production of this beloved classic as part of its 75th Anniversary since first opening on Broadway. This groundbreaking musical was Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, and in many ways their most innovative, having set standards for musical theatre that are still being followed today. The lively musical features the timeless classics, 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin',' 'The Surrey with the Fringe On Top,' 'I Cain't Say No,' 'People Will Say We're in Love' and of course the triumphant 'Oklahoma!' (more...)

Back Where She Belongs: Donna Murphy to Return to Title Role of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that two-time Tony Award winner, and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will once again step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for six performances of Hello, Dolly!, during Tony Award winner Bette Midler's return to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. (more...)

Tony Danza, Broadway Loves Gwen Stefani, and More Lead Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out 360 Degrees of Andy Mientus in DCPA's THE WHO'S TOMMY
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Below check out Broadway's Andy Mientus and company in all 360 degrees with this interactive video! (more...)

They're In the Band! Casting Announced for SCHOOL OF ROCK Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The coveted role of Dewey and an amazing cast of 36 children were today announced for the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical, School of Rock - playing at Her Majesty's, Melbourne from 31 October 2018 (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2018 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

The 2018 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 88 awards! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The Hayes Theatre Co's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

The Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast members for the upcoming romantic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Chosen for the inaugural Artist-Led Production Initiative, this heart-warming musical will charm audiences at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at hayestheatre.com.au. (more...)

BWW TV: Rehearsal and Interview With THE KING AND I West End Cast
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 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. (more...)

Mark Williams Will Star in UK and Ireland Tour of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potterfilms, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Sail to Albuquerque This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 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 Albuquerque premiere at Popejoy Hall for 6 performances June 20 - 24, 2018 as part of the Popejoy Presents and Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series. To purchase tickets, visitunmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). Ticket prices start at $45. (more...)

Wesley Taylor, Jenn Gambatese, and More Celebrate The Season 1 Finale Of I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by William TN Hall, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, I Only Have Lies For You is presented monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and is being recorded as a podcast, which can be found on iTunes. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Release Broadway Album Featuring DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Leslie Odom Jr., and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Jumping genres with ease, Renee Fleming can currently be seen as Nettie Fowler in CAROUSEL, a role that has earned her a Tony nomination. According to OperaWire, the opera superstar now says she has an album in the works that will exclusively feature Broadway tunes.  (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces An Exciting Lineup For Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

THE KING AND I Plays Under The Stars Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 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 Kansas City premiere at Starlight Theatre for one week, June 12-17, as part of the 2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series. To purchase tickets visit kcstarlight.com, call 816.363.7827 or visit 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64132. Ticket prices start at $14. (more...)

Brief 6/5: Theater Fans' Choice Awards Winners, SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Opens at MTC, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 5, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out the list of winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards, Sugar in Our Wounds opens at MTC, and more! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL Returns To The Stage For A 60th Anniversary Concert Celebration With The Hope Of A Larger Production.
by Jade Kops - Jun 5, 2018

Old world musical theatre charm returns to the stage with the 60th Anniversary Concert presentation of LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL.  (more...)

No Decision Set On Ruthie Ann Miles' Return To THE KING AND I in London
by Alan Henry - Jun 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. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Cristin Milioti, Mykal Kilgore & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

INTERSTATE To Open NYMF On July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Interstate, a new musical created by Melissa Li and Kit Yan, has been selected as one of 12 productions to take part in the 2018 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project. The workshop production will open the festival and features a diverse mix of talent while showcasing the journey of two Asian transgender artists. Interstate is directed by Jessi D. Hill, choreographed by Jessica Chen, with music direction by Karen Dryer. (more...)

NC Theatre Conservatory Presents PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, North Carolina Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage its production of Pippin, July 6-8 at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Eccles Theater
by Blair Howell - Jun 18, 2018

Know the song? Me neither. Unless sung in its original English lyrics. But a French-language version of 'December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)' opens 'Jersey Boys.' (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

Brief 6/18: PASS OVER Opens, The Cast of BANDSTAND Reunites, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pass Over officially opens tonight, the cast of Bandstand reunited ahead of the show's film release, and more! (more...)

FUN HOME Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 17, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a ground-breaking musical to a mighty modern classic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

The Muny Releases Statement in Response to Jerome Robbins' Broadway 'Yellowface' Complaints
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

The Muny has issued a response to both social media complaints and a small protest during a performance of Jerome Robbins' Broadway at the theatre this week. During a segment of the show, reenacting parts of The King and I, a group of 15 protestors were ejected while chanting 'no yellowface' during a scene where a white actress played 'Tuptim', a character from Burma (now Myanmar) in the scene. For more information on the protestors, click here. The Muny has now issued a statement in response: (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Cal Shakes Presents the West Coast Premiere of EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed by Nataki Garrett making her Cal Shakes debut, Everybody plays July 18 - August 5 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Low-priced previews take place July 18-20; Opening Night is July 21. Tickets (ranging from $20?$92) are available through the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or by visiting www.calshakes.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 15, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Telly Leung & Sara Chase Join Wesley Taylor, Jenn Gamabatese, & More at I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by William TN Hall, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, I Only Have Lies For You is presented monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and is being recorded as a podcast, which can be found on iTunes. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

In its first staging ever in the world since its original Broadway production and tour, Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins' biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING & I at STARLIGHT THEATRE Kansas City
by Paul Bolton - Jun 13, 2018

'The King and I' at the Starlight Theatre, in Kansas City, this week only! The ever popular Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical about the Anna and the King of Siam is now showing at the Starlight Theatre, June 12-17th, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY Opens The Muny's Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

In its first staging ever in the world since its original Broadway production and tour, Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins' biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

The Original Hollywood Movie Poster Plates Up For Auction
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

When The Jazz Singer was released to theaters in 1927, the world of motion pictures, as we've come to know it, began.  From that date through the mid-1980s, nothing was more popular across this nation than the movies. From Saturday morning kids' runs of cartoons and sci-fi low-budget films (The Brain That Wouldn't Die) to such classics as Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz, Americans were passionate about the movies.  (more...)

Erik Lochtefeld Joins Broadway's KING KONG; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman have announced additional casting for the new musical King Kong. Joining the previously announced Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, and Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia!) as Carl Denham, will be Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2018
by - Jun 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening centennial season show at The Muny, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway runs June 11 - 17.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage
by Samuel Weber - Jun 11, 2018

Lyric Stage closes their 25th season with an ambitious Guys and Dolls that shows off some incredible voices, but misses timely opportunities. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Catherine Zuber Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Costume Design of a Musical, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Windowsill Pies' Unique Creation Crowned Official Pie Of WAITRESS New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Windowsill Pies' Lazy Summer Strawberry and Cream Pie has been named the "Official Pie of WAITRESS New Orleans." The recipe will be inserted into all WAITRESS Cookbooks sold at the Saenger Theatre during the New Orleans engagement. Mini versions of the pie are sold at the Whole Foods on Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. (more...)

Brief 6/1: Stars in the Alley, LOG CABIN Begins Previews and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Stars in the Alley concert is held today, Log Cabin starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson begins previews tonight, and more! (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

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