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The Actors Fund Special Performance of THE KING AND I starring Jose Llana and Tony winner Kelli O’Hara on September 20

Kelli O'Hara and Jose Llana in The King and I. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Kelli O’Hara and Jose Llana in The King and I. Photo by Paul Kolnik

I am very excited to be going to The Actors Fund special performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved classic THE KING AND I, starring Jose Llana as the King of Siam and Tony winners Kelli O’Hara as Anna and Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, on Sunday, September 20th at 8pm.  The entire company will donate their time and talent for this performance that will directly benefit The Actors Fund. Helmed by Bartlett Sher, Tony-winning revival of THE KING AND I is currently in residence at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 West 65th Street in New York. 

THE KING AND I is the winner of 4 2015 Tony Awards — Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Kelli O’Hara), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ruthie Ann Miles), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Catherine Zuber).

Ruthie Ann Miles. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ruthie Ann Miles. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ashley Park and Conrad Ricamora. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ashley Park and Conrad Ricamora. Photo by Paul Kolnik

The King and I also features Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Orton), Jake Lucas (as Louis), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), and Marc Oka (as Phra Alack), and Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza,  LaMae Caparas, Hsin-Ping Chang, Andrew Cheng, Lynn Masako Cheng, Olivia Chun, Ali Ewoldt, Bonale Fambrini,Ethan Halford Holder, MaryAnn Hu, James Ignacio, Misa Iwama, Jim Kaplan, Christie Kim, Mindy Lai, Analisa Leaming, Q Lim, Kelvin Moon Loh, Sumie Maeda, Paul HeeSang Miller, Betsy Morgan, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Arisa Odaka, Kristen Faith Oei, Autumn Ogawa, Yuki Ozeki, Stephanie Jae Park, Bobby Pestka, Sam Poon, William Poon, Emilio Ramos, Brian Rivera, Bennyroyce Royon, Lainie Sakakura, Ann Sanders, Ian Saraceni, Julius Sermonia, Atsuhisa Shinomiya, Emily Stillings, Michiko Takemasa, Kei Tsuruharatani, Christopher Vo, Rocco Wu, Xiaochuan Xie, Timothy Yang and Minami Yusui.

Orchestra:  $162.00
Loge: $162.00 & $107.00

*A $10.00 service and handling fee will be added for each ticket purchased.

For tickets call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or visit

Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O'Hara and company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara and company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Actors Fund Special Performances have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund. In order to make Special Performances possible, members of Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and United Scenic Artists Union, waive their compensation to help The Actors Fund continue its vital work.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 17,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has been-for 132 years-a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit

Note: To all attending THE KING AND I Special Performance on Sunday, September 20

Please be advised that the Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace Event will be staged in Hearst Plaza outside the theatre. Allow a little extra arrival time in order to both see this beautiful event and allow for extra foot traffic.

While patrons may enter the Beaumont via Columbus Avenue and the plaza, and on 65th Street via the Linda Janklow Foyer, they will not be able to enter the Beaumont via the stairs on 65th Street that go directly up to the plaza level.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Blog, Jade Magazine and

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