Classic Musical The King & I Returns To Broadway Igniting Interest in Japan
New York, NY –Lincoln Center Theatre presents the new production of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The King & I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Featuring five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara and Oscar nominated Ken Watanabe, the cast, Watanabe in particular, is attracting a great deal of interest internationally. Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, choreographer Christopher Gattelli takes inspiration from the original choreography by Jerome Robbins in this world-recognized revival which will open April 16, 2015.
One of Rodger & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King & I boasts a score which features 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 features a cast of more than 50, and 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.
As a part of The Broadway Collection, The King & I belongs to a group of New York City’s most highly regarded musicals and shows, selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences and put together by Broadway Inbound. Tickets are available through the international Broadway Inbound and Broadway Collection partners and domestically through traditional ticketing platforms like Telecharge and Ticketmaster.