Thursday, December 14, 2017

Broadway in Austin presents THE KING & I

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations, LLC announce a national tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, will play Bass Concert Hall in Austin for a limited one-week engagement, December 12-17, 2017.

The King and I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. The production is currently playing an open-ended Broadway run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I / photo credit: Matthew Murphy

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. The King and I has sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lights by Donald Holder (all three nominated for 2015 Tony Awards®); sound by Scott Lehrer (2015 Drama Desk Award nomination); and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. The King and I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score which 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.

Performances are Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15 at 8 PM, Saturday, December 16 at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday, December 17 at 1 PM and 7 PM at the Texas Performing Arts’ Bass Concert Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus at 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. Tickets start at $30 and are available online at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, and by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Top image photo credit: The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. / photo credit: Matthew Murphy

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