Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I
May 02, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Carol Morsani Hall
“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“SOMETHING WONDERFUL indeed. THE KING AND I is a five-handkerchief masterpiece.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.
Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” 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 modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
What To Expect
The Thursday, May 4, performance will be sign language interpreted.
KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY - Come early to the Wednesday performance to enjoy free activities and entertainment before the show, and stay late for a talk-back with the company members. Plus, kids 12 and under save up to 50% on their ticket when purchased with a full-priced ticket. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A.
“Five stars. Grand and glorious.”
— TIME OUT NEW YORK
“A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“An astonishing achievement. Too beautiful to miss!” — NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Absolutely stunning.” — VARIETY
“Magnificent. A sweepingly romantic production. How good to be getting to know the show all over again.” — NEWSDAY