The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will make its way to Segerstrom Center for the Arts February 27 – March 11, 2018. THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that 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 modernist King in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
The cast for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I includes:
- LAURA MICHELLE KELLY (Anna Leonowens) is an Olivier Award-winning actress for her star-making performance as the title role in the London production of Disney’s Mary Poppins.
- JOSE LLANA (King of Siam) returns to the role after two starring engagements in the Tony-winning Lincoln Center revival of The King and I. He made his American Songbook debut in the spring of 2015, which led to the release of his second solo CD, Altitude in the spring of 2016.
- BARTLETT SHER (Director). LCT: Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London production), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nomination), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics awards; also London and Australia), Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations).
February 27 – March 11
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 10, 2018 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Available at the box office, SCFTA.org or by calling (714) 556-2787
About Segerstrom Center for the Arts:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School