Jose Llana (King of Siam) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) are leading the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC. Llana starred in the recent revival at Lincoln Center Theater.
The cast features Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.
The touring company is now at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA through April 2nd.
From April 4th-9th, The King and I will play the Benedum Center, 7th Street and Penn Ave in Pittsburgh PA 15222
Find tickets: http://thekinganditour.com/tickets/
Multi-week and single week engagements will continue throughout the 2017 touring season and beyond. Check out the complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com.
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.
The ensemble includes Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel Johnson, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.
What the critics are saying:
“’King and I’ reminds us why musicals exist” STAR TRIBUNE
“’The King and I’ is a royal delight.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
“Exceptional cast. This production is a joy.” LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Nothing is less than outstanding – not one second.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“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
“If Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up a dream cast for their classic 19th-century musical, it would be the ensemble that opened the national tour this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
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.
Check out THE KING AND I in a city near you
Academy of Music03/22/17 – 04/02/17
Benedum04/04/17 – 04/09/17
Opera House04/11/17 – 04/23/17
Fort Myers, FL
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall04/26/17 – 04/30/17
Straz Center05/02/17 – 05/07/17
Arsht Center05/09/17 – 05/14/17
The Bushnell05/30/17 – 06/04/17
Durham Performing Arts Center06/06/17 – 06/11/17
Oriental Theatre06/14/17 – 07/09/17
Blumenthal07/11/17 – 07/16/17
Kennedy Center Opera House07/18/17 – 08/20/17
Peace Center08/22/17 – 08/27/17
Dr. Phillips Center09/12/17 – 09/17/17
Orpheum09/19/17 – 09/24/17
Walton Arts Center10/03/17 – 10/08/17
The Fox09/26/17 – 10/17/17
San Antonio, TX
Majestic10/17/17 – 10/22/17
Las Vegas, NV
The Smith Center10/25/17 – 10/29/17
New Orleans, LA
Saenger11/14/17 – 11/19/17
Bass Concert Hall12/12/17 – 12/17/17
Denver Center01/02/18 – 01/14/18
Fox Cities PAC01/23/18 – 01/28/18
Costa Mesa, CA
Saegerstrom Hall02/27/18 – 03/11/18
Aronoff04/10/18 – 04/22/18
Ohio Theatre04/24/18 – 04/29/18
Proctors05/01/18 – 05/06/18
Grand Rapids, MI
Broadway in Grand Rapids06/05/18 – 06/10/18
San Diego, CA
Civic Center06/25/18 – 07/01/18
Princess of Wales Theatre07/10/18 – 08/12/18
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.