The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals and currently enjoying huge West End success – is to be released in cinemas around the world by Trafalgar Releasing.
THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium: a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
This unmissable majestic production, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16 month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, this was followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour. The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June this year, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles – Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical) Kelli O’Hara, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical ) Ruthie Ann Miles.
The London production continues to draw huge critical acclaim, smash box office records – including the biggest grossing week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 for an eight performance week, play to packed houses and receive nightly standing ovations.
THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM, will open in cinemas around Australia for one night only on 29 November. Playing Sydney in many locations and across NSW from Shellharbour to the Queensland border, there will be a showing near you. Search at the central ticketing site.