The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's
THE KING AND I
KELLI O'HARA AND KEN WATANABE
Nominated For 9 Tony Awards Including Best Musical Revival
Available Digitally June 2; Physically In-stores June 9
"Something wonderful. A musical of enduring and affecting power... Kelli O'Hara is one of our greatest reinterpreters of musical standards. The King himself is embodied by the commanding Ken Watanabe. A five-handkerchief masterpiece. Breathtaking. Exquisite. Remarkable." - The New York Times
Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics will release the 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam. The critically acclaimed musical received an impressive nine Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical Revival, Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Ken Watanabe), Best Leading Actress In a Musical (Kelli O'Hara), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ruthie Ann Miles), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Michael Yeargan), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Catherine Zuber), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder), Best Direction of a Musical (Bartlett Sher) and Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli). The show has also garnered 5 Outer Critics Circle nominations including Best Musical Revival.
The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of THE KING AND I was produced by David Caddick, David Lai, and Ted Sperling and recorded at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on April 19 and 20 in New York City.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND 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 1860's 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.
Press raves for THE KING AND I are unanimous: "★★★★★ Grand & glorious," said Time Out New York; "A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end," from The Hollywood Reporter and "Too beautiful to miss. An astonishing achievement. Ruthie Ann Miles is powerfully moving," from New York Magazine. Click here to read The New York Times review in its entirety and see a clip from the show.
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) just announced an extended run of the KING & I indefinitely at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). In addition, the Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC will launch a national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production in November 2016 in Providence, RI. The National Tour will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Casting and additional engagements for the tour will be announced in the future.