Nicky Sweetland popped along to the launch of The King and I to get a preview performance from the cast and to chat to Na-Young Jeon and Dean John Wilson about the show.
You can watch the full interview here:
Dean John Wilson and Na-Young Jeon will play the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim in the Broadway transfer of The King and I at the London Palladium.
You can watch a snippet of their performance from the launch here:
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award winning performance and ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King), and reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang).Joining the cast are major Japanese film and television star Takao Osawa as the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam.
You can watch Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe a bit of “Shall We Dance” here:
Set in Bangkok in the 1860’s, The King and I tells the story of the tempestuous and unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna: a British schoolteacher brought to Siam by the modernist King to teach his many wives and children.
With a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest musical from the golden age of theatre, playing a limited engagement booking until 29 September 2018.
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