Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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Lincoln Center Theater has extended the run of its critically acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, indefinitely at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

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, Rhode Island. The National Tour will play multiweek and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season.

Casting and additional engagements for the tour will be announced at a future date.

The King and I was recently nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Bartlett Sher), Best Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara), Best Actor in a Musical (Ken Watanabe), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ruthie Ann Miles), and Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli), based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

The 51-member company is led by five-time Tony nominee O'Hara and Watanabe as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. The cast also includes Miles as Lady Thiang, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkorn, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome, Marc Oka as Phra Alack, and Betsy Morgan (standby for Kelli O'Hara).

The ensemble is made up of Aaron J. 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.

The King and I features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, and lights by Donald Holder (all three nominated for 2015 Tony Awards); and sound by Scott Lehrer (2015 Drama Desk Award nomination). The production, which features an orchestra of 29 conducted by music director Ted Sperling, is performed with the musical's original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann.

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