Before the West End revival of The King and I arrives in movie theatres around the world, take a look at the trailer for the cinema release above.
The London production, a transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning 2015 Lincoln Center Theater staging, concludes its run at the London Palladium September 29. As previously announced, the filmed presentation will premiere in movie theatres globally via Trafalgar Releasing November 29, with an encore presentation exclusively in the U.S. December 4.
The production stars Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, respectively, with Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang; the three reprise their roles after appearing in the Broadway production. The London cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical also includes Dean John-Wilson as Lun Tha, Na-Young Jeon as Tuptim, and Takao Osawa as Kralahome.
“The response from the theatre audiences on Broadway, throughout America on tour and now in London at the Palladium has been phenomenal,” Sher said in an earlier statement. “They have really taken this show into their hearts. I’m delighted that the worldwide cinema release will now give a greater number of people the opportunity to enjoy this production of which we are all so proud.”
For tickets and more information, visit KingandIMusicalCinema.com.