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 love Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, appreciate the beauty and truth of Bartlett Sher 's finest productions and super casting.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate great musical theater.
See it if You love Rogers and Hammerstein and love the Lincoln Center experience with their wonderful stage.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals.
See it if love a classic story with a sumptuous set. well done classic
Don't see it if you don't enjoy classic musicals. the story is not new but still wonderful to watch
See it if you want to a see an exquisite grade-A production of a Broadway classic. This was never my favorite R&H show but the staging was gorgeous.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show that's more hip & contemporary. The King & I is kind of dated & not ripe for modernization.
See it if you like the classic story of the King & I, looking for a theater with no bad seats, & beautiful score sung by Kelli O'Hara.
Don't see it if you don't like watching shows about colonialism & imperialism.
See it if I really enjoyed the 1st act, Kelli O'hara ALONE is worth the price of a seat. Her voice & look are both perfect for the role. 2nd act weak?
Don't see it if The show is very chauvinistic (of course) with a dictatorial King in charge of his country & household (a small army). A bit old-fashioned.
See it if you want to be swept away by rapturous music, tastefully epic design on a huge stage, & serious themes, played mostly with subtlety & force.
Don't see it if all that good taste makes you want to toss water balloons & the 1 exception, Ken Watanabe's juvenile take on the King, will just feel wrong.
See it if You want to see a nice production of a classic. The sets and costumes are lovely. The cast is also quite good.
Don't see it if You can't sit through a long production.
See it if LCT delivers and Bart Sher stages K&I with great humanity. Loved Ken Watanabe, Kelli O'Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles. Great revival.
Don't see it if You are racist and don't like Asians.
See it if You enjoy the music and want to see a 'classic' musical.
Don't see it if Racial or cultural insensitivity makes you uncomfortable. The show was very much a product of its era and you may need to keep that in mind.
See it if You prefer your musicals with a major dose of spectacle - the staging of this revival is almost as epic as Kelli O'Hara's performance.
Don't see it if You can't get past the cringe-worthy stereotyping inherent in the story.
See it if you want to see a Musical Theatre classic.
Don't see it if you don't want to expand your mind or just want to see sexist or tacky things.
See it if You love "The King and I" or if you are looking for a show for a great (albeit slow) Broadway musical date night at Lincoln Center.
Don't see it if You aren't generally fond of "The King and I" and are hoping that this production will change your opinion. It's solid if unspectacular.
See it if You love classical musicals and want to see a gem revived. The story is a tad dated, but can be relatable to today. The score is wonderful.
Don't see it if You don't like classically styled musicals.
See it if if you have never seen a Rodgers and Hammerstein show. This one is beautifully done
Don't see it if the white man's burden doesn't resonate with you and you think multiple children on stage are excessive
See it if if you can overlook its second rate staging and decors to hear great singing and dancing
Don't see it if you appreciate good costume design, and good staging, it is second rate.