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The King and I

The King and I

by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

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The King and I

The King and I




This 1952 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, a classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is based on “Anna and the King of Siam,” a 1944 novel by Margaret Landon.


Story:

Anna is a widowed British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the King’s many children. When she arrives, though she enjoys an instant connection to the students, she struggles with cultural differences and with the headstrong King. Through her kindness and persistence, Anna eventually connects with the King, helping to fuel mutual feelings of social understanding and cultural acceptance and openness.


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THEATRE

Vivian Beaumont Theatre
150 W. 65th St.
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
Dark
TUESDAY
7 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 & 8 PM
THURSDAY
8 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 & 8 PM
SUNDAY
3 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: March 12, 2015
OPENING: April 16, 2015


Run Time
2 hours and 55 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Oscar Hammerstein II



  • Premiere
  • 1977
  • 1985
  • 1996
  • 2015
  • 1956 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 29, 1951
Total Performances
1,246
Original Cast
Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner, Dorothy Sarnoff, Doretta Morrow, Larry Douglas, Jonny Stewart, Sandy Kennedy, Lee Becker Theodore, Gemze de Lappe, Yuriko, and Baayork Lee
Director
John Van Druten
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Musical Director
Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

1977 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Uris Theatre
Opening Night
May 2, 1977
Total Performances
695
Original Cast
Yul Brynner, Michael Kermoyan, Constance Towers, Alan Amick, June Angela, Jessica Chao, Hye-Young Choi, Kaipo Daniels, Simeon Den, Lei-Lynne Doo, Dale Harimoto, Barrett Hong, Susan Kikuchi, John Michael King, Jae Woo Lee, Faye Fujisaki Mar, Ric Ornellas, Gene Profanato, Thomas J. Rees, Libby Rhodes, Cecile Santos, Sydney Smith, Hope Sogawa, Larry Swansen, Chandra Tanna, Patricia K. Thomas, Robert Vega, Martin Vidnovic, Patricia Weber, Rebecca West, Julie Woo
Director
Yuriko
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
Lee Guber and Shelly Gross
Musical Director
John Lesko
Scenic Design
Peter Wolf
Costume Design
Stanley Simmons
Lighting Design
Thomas Skelton

1985 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 7, 1985
Total Performances
191
Original Cast
Yul Brynner, Mary Beth Peil, Araby Abaya, Kathy Lee Brynner, Edward Crotty, Jeffrey Bryan Davis, Evelina Deocares, Burt Edwards, Jonathan Farwell, Deborah Harada, Irma-Estel LaGuerre, Jae Woo Lee, Yvette Laura Martin, Sal Provenza, Hope Sogawa, Patricia Weber, Patricia Welch, Rebecca West
Director
Mitch Leigh
Choreographer
Rebecca West
Producer
The Mitch Leigh Company
Musical Director
Richard Parrinello
Scenic Design
Peter Wolf
Costume Design
Stanley Simmons
Lighting Design
Ruth Roberts

1996 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 11, 1996
Total Performances
780
Original Cast
Donna Murphy, Lou Diamond Phillips, John Chang, Joohee Choi, John Curless, Ryan Hopkins, Randall Duk Kim, Taewon Kim, Jose Llana, Guy Paul, Tito Abeleda, John Bantay, Kelly Jordan Bit, Lexine Bondoc, Camille M. Brown, Meng-Chen Chang, Vivian Eng, Margaret Ann Gates, C. Sean Kim, Shawn Ku, Doan MacKenzie, Paolo Montalban, Alan Muraoka, Paul Nakauchi, Tina Ou, Andrew Pacho, Mami Saito, Lainie Sakakura, Tran T. Thuc Hanh, Carol To, Yolanda Tolentino, Yan Ying, Kayoko Yoshiok
Director
Christopher Renshaw
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
Dodger Theatricals, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, James M. Nederlander, Perseus Productions, John Frost and The Adelaide Festival Centre
Musical Director
Michael Rafter
Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design
Brian Thomson
Costume Design
Roger Kirk
Lighting Design
Nigel Levings

2015 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont
Opening Night
April 16, 2015
Original Cast
Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora, Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Murphy Guyer, Jake Lucas, Paul Nakauchi, Marc Oka, Aaron Albano, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Billy Bustamante, LaMae Caparas, Hsin-Ping Chang, Andrew Cheng, Lynn Masako Cheng, Olivia Chun, Ali Ewoldt, Ethan Halford Holder, Cole Horibe, MaryAnn Hu, James Ignacio, Christie Kim, Kelvin Moon Loh, Sumie Maeda, Paul HeeSang Miller, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Kristen Faith Oei, Autumn Ogawa, Yuki Ozeki, Stephanie Jae Park, Diane Phelan, Sam Poon, William Poon, Brian Rivera, Bennyroyce Royon, Lainie Sakakura, Ann Sanders, Ian Saraceni, Atsuhisa Shinomiya, Michiko Takemasa, Kei Tsuruharatani, Christopher Vo, Rocco Wu, and Timothy Yang
Director
Barlett Sher
Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli
Producer
Lincoln Center Theater
Musical Director
Ted Sperling
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Michael Yeargan
Costume Design
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Sound Design
Scott Lehrer

1956 Film Version

Movie Name
The King and I
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Walter Lang
Screenplay
Ernest Lehman
Starring
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1977 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1996 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


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1952 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Gertrude Lawrence
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Yul Brynner
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design

1977 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Yul Brynner

1985 Tony Award Nominations

Special Award - Yul Brynner (honoring his 4,525 performances in "The King and I")
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Beth Peil
Best Direction of a Musical

1996 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Actor in a Musical - Lou Diamond Phillips
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Joohee Choi
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical

1996 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Best Musical Revival
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Lou Diamond Phillips
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Outstanding Lighting Design

1996 Theatre Award Nominations

Joohee Choi
Lou Diamond Phillips

2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ken Watanabe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ruthie Ann Miles
Best Choreography
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Ruthie Ann Miles
Distinguished Performance Award - Kelli O'Hara

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kelli O’Hara
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Ruthie Ann Miles

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