This glorious Lincoln Center Theater mounting of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. More…
This classic tale of a British schoolteacher's unexpected relationship with the imperious King of Siam features a cast of more than 50, choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including "Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance?" in their original orchestrations.
See it if you enjoy classic musicals, particularly of the Rodgers & Hammerstein variety. The King and I feels familiar in its charm and lusciousness.
Don't see it if needing edgier modern works, happy-endings, or something designed to make you think hard. This is a delightful, well-produced work to enjoy.
See it if A wonderful, fresh take on this classic show with fantastic staging. Kelli O'Hara and Hoon Lee had palpable chemistry as Anna and the King
Don't see it if You don't like musicals
See it if you enjoy epic & historical shows. This production is grand & beautifully staged at the one & only Vivian Beaumont. Marin Mazzie is magical.
Don't see it if you're stuck on the movie version. It's refreshing LIVE. The dynamics of the various relationships, dealt with in song, are heart-breaking.
See it if You want to experience a wonderful revival of an American classic.The production and cast are superb.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate great revivals,with a terrific score and outstanding performances.
See it if You are a fan of the great Bway muscials love outstanding singers, amazing costumes and staging. Visit the court of the king of Siam.
Don't see it if You want to see high tech staging, disco flash. NOT a jukebox musical, it is a character driven story of love and cultural striving.
See it if Lovely production with terrific modern performances and costumes breathing fresh life into what had become an old and dated chestnut.
Don't see it if You think the film was definitive, or dislike old-form book musicals.
See it if You want to hear a classic score played, sung, and acted beautifully on a scale no one does anymore.
Don't see it if You simply are "bored" by old R&H shows.
See it if you enjoy a large-scale, period-piece musical with wonderful singing, dancing, costuming and adorable children.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy musicals, (I love Rogers and Hammerstein) or if you do not like long productions. This is 3 hours long but very moving.
See it if You love musicals You are a fan of the amazing Rodgers & Hammerstein material
Don't see it if You are looking for edgy or contemporary fare
See it if You like to be delighted all over again. Marin Mazzie is a whole different Anna--not better than Kelli O'Hara, just different.
Don't see it if You think you've seen it and won't see anything new. It's like a whole new revival!
See it if You're satisfied with just a bit of spectacle and some really good singing. Very little humor. Not much dancing. Crap story.
Don't see it if You expect a Broadway musical to be uplifting or at least highly entertaining. First act was long and pretty dull. Second act a bit better.
See it if You have the patience for a three-hour epic that should really be a half-hour shorter, or just want to see some gorgeous costumes.
Don't see it if You're not ready for a loooong evening.
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
See it if You want to see a masterful revival staging of a classic with a first-rate cast. All of the Kings have been great so see any of them.
Don't see it if You're not going to taken by the amazing visuals and fantastic voices.
See it if want to see a timeless classic. The production was masterfully done. Daniel Dae Kim is an amazing singer, not so much a singer. etc. etc etc
Don't see it if you don't like classic stories. If you can't sit for 3 hours. it's a long show, 1 1/2 hours before intermission.