The King and I
Filmed live at the London Palladium
Running Time: 172 minutes (including one 15-minute interval)
Act 1 – 86 minutes
Interval – 15 minutes
Act 2 – 71 minutes
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.
Kelli O’Hara – Anna Leonowens
Ken Watanabe – King of Siam
Ruthie Ann Miles – Lady Thiang
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
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Wed 23 Sep 2020,
7:15PM – 10:10PM
50+ tickets available