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Lincoln Center Theater’s THE KING AND I Starring Daniel Dae Kim, Marin Mazzie, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora, Jon Viktor Corpuz and More, Ends Run on Jun. 26

Don’t miss Lincoln Center Theater’s splendid Tony-Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I starring three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie as Anna and Daniel Dae Kim as the King of Siam, which ends its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 26. The national tour, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks,  kicks off in Providence, R.I. in in November.

Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I boasts a cast of 51 featuring Ruthie Ann Miles (Tony Award winner – Best Featured Actress in a Musical; as Lady Thiang), Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), Marc Oka (as Phra Alack), Rocco Sisto (as Captain Orton), and Nicky Torchia(as Louis).

Marin Mazzie & Company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie & Company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You; Hello, Young Lovers; Shall We Dance?; I Have Dreamed; 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 imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.

Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie & Company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie & Company. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim. Photo by Paul Kolnik

The production features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber (2015 Tony Award), lights by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer, and musical direction by Ted Sperling. Andrew Resnick conducts THE KING AND I’s 29-piece orchestra performing the musical’s original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and its dance and incidental music by Trude Rittman.

THE KING AND I is performed Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street), at telecharge.com, or by visiting KingandIBroadway.com. A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.

THE KING & I’s Daniel Dae Kim and ON YOUR FEET!’s Andréa Burns to Receive Broadway Beacon Awards on Jun. 20

Marin Mazzie Joins Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award- winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I as Anna on May 3 
Broadway’s ‘The King and I’ Will Feature a Succession of Kings- Ken Watanabe Returns (Mar. 17 – Apr. 17), Jose Llana (Apr. 19- May 1), and Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Dae Kim (May 3 – Jun. 26)

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. 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 Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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