The West End production of The King and I will be broadcast to cinema’s later this year.
Bartlett Sher’s award-winning Lincoln Center production stars Broadway actress Kelli O’Hara & Japanse film star Ken Watanabe – the five star landmark production has been described as “Breathtaking. Exquisite.Remarkable.” New York Times and “simply devine” New York Post.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score featuring beloved classics “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful”.
The acclaimed musical transferred from the US for a limited West End engagement, playing from 21 June 2018 until 29 September 2018 at the London Palladium.
Sher said: “The response from the theatre audiences on Broadway, throughout America on tour and now in London at the Palladium has been phenomenal. 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.”
The West End production will be shown in cinemas across the UK for one night only on 29 November 2018.
The revival has set design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Scott Lehrer, choreography by Chistoper Gattelli, musicial supervision by Ted Sperling and musical direction by Stephen Ridley.
Tickets for the cinema screenings are already on sale, with the show having a 12A certificate.