Release Date Set for New The King and I Cast Album

first_img View Comments The King and I Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 A release date is now set for the previously announced The King and I revival cast recording. The Decca Records album of the Rodgers and Hammerstein score will be available digitally on June 2 and in stores on June 9. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, including nods for Best Revival and for leads Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.”In addition to O’Hara and Watanabe, the (ginormous) cast includes Tony nominee Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkom, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome and Marc Oka as Phra Alack.last_img

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