Following 2018’s record breaking global cinema release of The King and I: From the London Palladium, this unmissable majestic production returns to cinemas around the UK for one night only on 4 April 2019. Receiving both critical and audience acclaim, the film achieved the highest box office globally for a stage to screen event release of 2018.
The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, which first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16 month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, this was followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour. The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June 2018, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles - Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and I) Kelli O’Hara, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and I) Ruthie Ann Miles.
The production is also about to embark on an international tour opening in Manchester in April 2019, before playing key UK cities and then a major presentation at TOKYU Theatre Orb in Tokyo in Summer 2019. Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe will reprise their roles once again for the Tokyo presentation. Further international dates are to be announced shortly.
With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.