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The King and I (Broadway)

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Members say: 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. 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.


Member Reviews (2244)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting
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Avg Score

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if you like to see revivals refreshed with great acting and music. The set is amazing, a totally engrossing evening of this classic musical.

Don't see it if you don't care for musicals.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to hear that lovely score sung beautifully by the perfectly cast Kelli O'Hara

Don't see it if you find old fashioned musicals slow and dull

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to see shows that deal with how one can change when others stand for what they feel and are persistent

Don't see it if you don't like shows that deal with ethnic cultural and sexism

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if if you like old school musicals , well staged, well acted, classic songs =Kelli Ohara is a gem and the rest of the cast is outstanding

Don't see it if you dont have a lot of time and money

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you want to hear beautiful orchestration, see stunning sets, and enjoy a wonderful musical.

Don't see it if you are offended easily by Asian stereotypes.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you love Rodgers & Hammerstein done well. Beautiful staging, fantastic performances, and surprisingly relevant!

Don't see it if you can't sit through a three-hour musical.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if you've never seen this R&H classic.

Don't see it if you don't like old-school (in this case, literally) musicals.

97
Kelli o' hara, Stunning, Classic, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you love Rodgers and Hammerstein. You cannot go wrong with Kelli O' Hara as Anna and Each King has been fantastic

Don't see it if you do not like classic musicals

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if ...you are fond of the traditional American musical. The production fully honors R&H. Kelli O'Hara is exquisite.

Don't see it if ...you prefer edgier fare. (I still prefer the South Pacific.)

91
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Lush

See it if you love lush worldbuilding, you want to delight in great acting and beautiful voices. Ruthie Ann Miles in particular earned her Tony

Don't see it if you'll be offended; not even the fantastic Asian actors can make this not a show about gleeful colonialization

96
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see

See it if You want to be immersed in the best combination of story, music, acting and staging.

Don't see it if If you don't like revivals.

94
Great staging, Beautiful, Refreshing, Fresh

See it if You enjoy perfect singing and a fresh way of interpreted a gorgeous play.

Don't see it if You don't like the classics.

93
Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if .you are a traditionalist who appreciates classic musicals done in an opulent, eye-popping style; sung to perfection by Kelli O'Hara et. al

Don't see it if ..you feel classic musicals are dated or bloated and you prefer a more contemporary type of show, such as FUN HOME.

85
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Romantic, Resonant

See it if You love classic Broadway

Don't see it if You don't like Rogers and Hammerstein

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if good old fashioned entertainment

Don't see it if have no taste

70
Dated, Entertaining, Overrated, Slow, Great staging

See it if If you are a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein and love Kelli O'Hara.

Don't see it if You aren't into dramatic dated musicals.

93
Exquisite, Great staging, Must see, Romantic, Epic

See it if you appreciate a stunningly beautiful production

Don't see it if you will be incredibly turned off by the dated racism

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You like the classics

Don't see it if You don't like great music

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you liked the animated version. if you are fascinated by interesting staging.

Don't see it if you are looking for a dense show with depth.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you love gorgeous, old-style, still relevant and fresh musicals. Also incredible performances by the whole cast and impressive stagecraft.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musically lush shows or musicals in general. Also, if you prefer a more modern sound.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if A grand performance of a masterpiece performed on a grand stage. Creative staging and costumes are award winning. Bravo Lincoln Center.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

90
Dated, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like beautiful costumes and sets.

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

51
Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like Kelli OHara and don't mind if the rest of the show lacks energy.

Don't see it if You find it hard to get into a sexist fantasy where one of the major plot lines involves sex trafficking. Hasnt aged well.

94
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Romantic

See it if You want a wonderful time enjoying a great classic musical beautifully done.

Don't see it if You do not like traditional Broadway musicals.

95
Reworkedclassic, Great staging, Beautifulcostumes, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if you love/like Rodgers & Hammerstein's music

Don't see it if bore easily it is a 3 hr show


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...
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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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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...
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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 it...
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