“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“SOMETHING WONDERFUL indeed. THE KING AND I is a five-handkerchief masterpiece.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
From the award-winning creative team behind South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to the Orpheum Theatre for one week only (February 28-March 5, 2017). This 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a Musical includes such beloved classics as “Getting to the Know You,” “Shall We Dance?” 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.