The King And I
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'I DOUBT I'LL EVER SEE A BETTER PRODUCTION IN MY LIFETIME' The Wall Street Journal

Due to phenomenal demand, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I has extended its engagement to Saturday 8th September at London's iconic Palladium.

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Awardwinning performance, Kelli O'Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King), and reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang).

Fresh from London's critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

The greatest musical from the golden age of theatre. A once in a life time opportunity - book now for performances to 8th September.


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TONY AWARD WINNER RUTHIE ANN MILES REPRISES BROADWAY ROLE IN WEST END'S THE KING & I (22 JANUARY 2018)

Ruthie Ann Miles will reprise her Tony Award-winning and critically acclaimed Broadway role of Lady Thiang in the West End production of The King And I, which opens at the London Palladium on 21 June 2018. She will join fellow Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (Anna) and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in the Broadway transfer of the multi award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical.

Producers have also announced an extended booking period until 8 September for the show, one of the fastest-selling West End productions of 2018. This builds on the show's 16-month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and record-breaking USA tour.

Ruthie Ann Miles originated the role of Imelda Marcos in David Byrne's discotheque musical Here Lies Love, for which she received the Lucille Lortel Award and the Theatre World Award. She was last seen on Broadway in Sunday In The Park With George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. For her portrayal of Lady Thiang in The King And I, she won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. The New York Times said that Miles' rendition of the iconic song 'Something Wonderful' could be the show's anthem. Like her lead co-stars, she will be making her West End debut when the musical opens in London later this year.

Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater's World Premiere of JT Rogers' smash hit play Oslo, which opened on Broadway and then transferred via the National Theatre to London's Harold Pinter Theatre in October last year. He, along with the creative team behind the award-winning production of South Pacific and the soon-to-open Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, will reunite to bring this production to life at the London Palladium.

With music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The King And I 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.



BROADWAY'S THE KING AND I TRANSFERS TO LONDON PALLADIUM (20 NOVEMBER 2017)

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King And I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer following a critically acclaimed 16- month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold-out USA tour. The production will start performances on 21 June 2018 at the West End's London Palladium, where the last West End production of the Broadway classic was staged in 2006.

The production will star the two original Lincoln Center Theater lead actors: Broadway musical royalty Kelli O'Hara, who will reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Anna Leonowens, together with film star, Oscar and Tony nominee (for his role on The King and I) Ken Watanabe, who will star in the title role of The King of Siam. Both will be making their West End debuts, following their acclaimed performances on Broadway.

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will once again direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater's world Premiere of JT Rogers' smash hit play Oslo, which opened on Broadway and then transferred via the National Theatre to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre in October this year to rave reviews. He, along with the creative team behind the award-winning production of South Pacific, will reunite to bring this production to life at the Palladium.

With music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, this production, which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, will have its European premiere at the Palladium. 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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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 21 June 2018

Booking until: 08 September 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 55 mins

Prices: £39.00 - £198.00

Cast: Kelli O'Hara , Ken Watanabe
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