The King and I (Broadway)
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The King and I (Broadway)
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The King and I (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(2258 Ratings)
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97%
Mixed
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Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

About the Show

This glorious Lincoln Center Theater mounting of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2,258)

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84 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Great show. Fun

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

56 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Ambitious, Great acting, Enchanting, Masterful, Relevant

See it if I saw the opening preview with Wantanebe and O'Hara..awful..4 hours long so when I saw Daniel Dae Kim it was fabulous..what an actor moving

Don't see it if Don't like traditional musicals...by all means go see Jose Llana on tour..he is amazing as King...and a student from Fairfax County

61 Reviews | 82 Followers
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy beautiful staging, captivating performers, and an exquisite set.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy old school musicals, get antsy quickly. Read more

272 Reviews | 57 Followers
100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if For the divine Marin Mazzie, who adds thrilling emotional scope (musically, dramatically) to an exquisite production of a great musical.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this production

78 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Exquisite, Masterful, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love classic musicals, you enjoy fabulous singing and acting and you appreciate a new look at a familiar show

Don't see it if You don't love musicals

122 Reviews | 41 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you would like to see a beautifuly staged, sung, and acted revival one of the greatest classic musicals of all time

Don't see it if the radiant and crystal-voiced Kelli O'hara isn't on.

172 Reviews | 31 Followers
100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Romantic, Epic

See it if Go now!!

Don't see it if It's beautiful and you need to go now.

125 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Enchanting, Intense, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to hear lush classical broadway with an incredibly talented cast

Don't see it if Not applicable!!

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
April 16th, 2015

"Tamper too much with the basic appeal of this show and it capsizes. Mr. Sher sheds a light that isn’t harsh or misty but clarifying. He understands very well what makes the show work, and he delivers it clean-scrubbed and naked, allowing us to see 'The King and I' plain. He understands very well what makes the show work, and he delivers it."
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The New York Times
December 22nd, 2015

"While this production possessed many virtues when it debuted last spring, a lightly bantering current of sexual attraction was not among them. But what a difference a king makes...Something exciting is going on at the Vivian Beaumont, a richly reimagined classic had assumed even fuller dimensions."
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Time Out New York
April 16th, 2015

"'The King and I' arrives like the ship that heaves into the Beaumont stage: a majestic vessel, bringing many wonderful things. Sher directs with palpable respect and a care to avoid orientalist humbug...You marvel at the sophistication of the theme: intercultural change and evolution. This 'King and I' speaks a universal language of love."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 16th, 2015

" An astonishing achievement..too beautiful to miss...It does expand the concept of a love story to include relationships that are impossible. In exploring them, Sher’s production is the frankest, and sexiest, I’ve ever seen. It is also the saddest. Our era allows him to show plainly what even its authors could only suggest."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 16th, 2015

"'The King and I' presents three major problems: the scenic requirements, Yul Brynner’s legendary star turn, and the writer portrayed the King of Siam as a spoiled man-child. Director Bartlett Sher’s solution: cast an Asian actor in Brynner’s role while simultaneously underlining the show’s proto-feminist aspect...The results: I doubt I’ll see a better production of 'The King and I' in my lifetime."
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Deadline
April 16th, 2015

"Now comes 'The King And I', in one of the most elegantly beautiful and beautifully sung productions I’ve ever seen, and the Beaumont looks like a living treasure chest for a director with the right vision and a company that can command a vast space and make it feel like your living room...This production exudes class. It’s all a feast for the eyes as much as for the ears."
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New York Daily News
April 16th, 2015

"Something wonderful happens quickly in 'The King and I'...This splendid revival emerges as majestic and intimate simultaneously...Grandeur and grace fill each scene and song...'The King and I' endures for its beauty and ambition."
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Variety
April 16th, 2015

"”The production itself, with its operatic sweep and opulent aesthetic, is the star of its own show. ...The show’s still pertinent theme: the dissonant dynamic when Western civilization tries to assert its values on Eastern cultures. That cultural dialogue is at the heart of this absolutely stunning show. "
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