The King & I

The King & I

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Synopsis

“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit”

★★★★★

The Times


“The evening belongs to Kelli O’Hara”

★★★★★

 Sunday Express


The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I recorded live at London’s iconic Palladium returns to the big screen. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.


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 one of the finest scores ever written 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 – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


Running Time:  172 minutes (including one 15-minute interval)

Filmed live at the London Palladium.


Cast


Kelli O’Hara – Anna Leonowens

Ken Watanabe – King of Siam

Ruthie Ann Miles – Lady Thiang


Production


Music by Richard Rodgers

Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based upon the novel Anna And The King of Siam by Margaret Landon

Directed for Stage by Bartlett Sher

Choreography by Christopher Gattelli (based upon the original choreography by Jerome Robbins)

Directed for screen by Gary Halvorson

Sets by Michael Yeargan

Costumes by Catherine Zuber

Lighting by Donald Holder