Fantastic StageFaves blogger Caroline Hanks-Farmer has been very busy lately and one of the super-exciting things she's been up to was attending the official launch of THE KING AND I ahead of its West End run. She took some awesome footage from the performance that'll get you really hyped to visit the show for real!
Recently, I attended the official launch of THE KING AND I. Watch the video above where you will witness why Kelli O’Hara is indeed known as being the Queen of Broadway as she sings “Shall We Dance“. The video includes my interview with Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon and some incredible performances.
My video will have you reaching for your credit card to book tickets for this short 14 Week run – Don’t delay tickets are selling fast so book HERE now!
Led by Tony Award winner and “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara as Anna, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King, Tony award-winning Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Dean John-Wilson as Lun Tha and Na-Young Jeon as Tuptim, in this multi-award winning show. Takao Osawa, the multi-award-winning actor and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series JIN, will play the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam
Due to high demand Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I has also announced that an extra Tuesday performance has been added to the London Palladium season in the final week on 25 September. This is in addition to the five extra Thursday matinees previously announced (30 August, 6, 13, 20 and 27 September). Much like it’s acclaimed 16 month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and record-breaking sold out USA tour, The King & I is tipped to be London’s must-see musical of 2018.
Also joining the London cast are Jon Chew (Angels in America) in the role of Prince Chulalongkorn, Edward Baker-Duly (Wizard Of Oz, South Pacific) in dual roles as Sir Edward Ramsay and Captain Orton alongisde Annalene Beechey (Les Miserables, Into The Woods). The full ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers will feature Kamm Kunaree, Jacqui Sanchez, Miiya Alexandra, Ena Yamaguchi, Ela Lisondra, Aiko Kato, Lily Wang, Yuki Abe, Saori Oda, Misa Koide, William Mychael Lee, Alistair So, Arthur Lee, Jorge Sprangers, Jonathan Caguioa, Cletus Chan, Jesse Milligan, Nick Len, Steven Hardcastle, Nicholas Li, Rachel Jayne Picar and Jasmine Leung.