Lamas, deBenedet and Montalban to Star in Ogunquit's King and I

News   Lamas, deBenedet and Montalban to Star in Ogunquit's King and I Lorenzo Lamas, Rachel deBenedet and Paolo Montalban will head the cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse's upcoming production of The King and I.
Lorenzo Lamas
Lorenzo Lamas

Lamas will play the King of Siam, deBenedet will be Anna, and Montalban will portray Lun Tha in the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Directed by Steven Yuhasz, The King and I will run Aug. 7-25. Susan Kikuchi, who was seen in both the 1977 and 1996 Broadway revivals of King and I, will choreograph. The production will also feature the Tony-winning costumes designed by Roger Kirk for the 1996 production.

With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The King and I score includes "Hello Young Lovers," "I Whistle A Happy Tune," "Shall We Dance?" and "Getting To Know You."

Lorenzo Lamas is best known for his work on TV's "Falcon Crest," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Renegade." He recently made his cabaret debut at Feinstein's at the Regency.

For her performance as the glamorous Lureena in the Philadelphia Theatre Company's world premiere of Adrift in Macao, Rachel de Benedet won the Barrymore Award for Best Actress. She re-created that performance for New York audiences in the Primary Stages production of the Christopher Durang-Peter Melnick musical comedy at 59E59 Theaters. De Benedet's Broadway credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and the revivals of Nine and The Sound of Music.

Paolo Montalban played the Prince in the ABC/Disney presentation of "Cinderella," which also featured Brandy, Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg and Bernadette Peters. Montalban was seen on Broadway in the revival of Pacific Overtures, and his other theatrical credits include The King and I, Nine and Man of La Mancha. On screen the actor has been seen in "Mortal Kombat Conquest," "American Adobo" and "The Great Raid."

Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 8:30 PM with matinees Wednesday and Thursday at 2:30 PM and Sunday at 3:30 PM. For tickets call (207) 646-5511 or visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.