SAN JOSE, CA — Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC have announced that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts from February 20–25. [Click here for event information]
The King and I, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (– The New York Times) and “too beautiful to miss” (– New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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. [Read More]