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Broadway In Chicago announced today that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for four weeks, June 13 through July 9, 2017. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Lincoln Center’s critically acclaimed production—directed by Bartlett Sher—won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Costume Design of a Musical. The national tour launches in Providence, RI this November.
Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from the Lincoln Center Theater Productions of South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award-winning design); lights by Donald Holder; sound by Scott Lehrer; and features choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
The production features a huge cast as well as the musical’s original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett with dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” 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.
Group tickets for 10 or more for THE KING AND I at the Oriental Theatre are available now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for THE KING AND I will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.