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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
90
Avg Score

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if you like classic musicals

Don't see it if you are looking for something fresh

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful, Profound

See it if You love great singing, acting and staging. It's truly magical!

Don't see it if Everyone should see this.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Profound, Romantic

See it if You are a romantic at heart.

Don't see it if You have no heart.

73
Absorbing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Youre into the classics

Don't see it if You arent into the classics

93
Enchanting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Epic

See it if you love Rodgers & Hammerstein. you love Kelli O'Hara. you love epic pieces of theatre.

Don't see it if you hate talent.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Dated, Cliched

See it if Really wonderful performances - huge musical talent

Don't see it if you prefer something modern and "gritty"

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Kelli o'hara is a godess, Intense

See it if You want to forget about life for awhile. The score is beautiful and cast is perfect.

Don't see it if You want to use your cellphone at the theatre

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you love the classic shows of yesteryear!

Don't see it if you DONT love the classic shows of the Golden Age of Broadway

89
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You would love a loyal but fresh and talent-packed revival of a R-H classic.

Don't see it if You can't get past mildly racially insensitive plot.

90
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like more traditional musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more modern and edgy

81
Ambitious, Masterful, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you want to see Kelli O'Hara prove her magnificence once again!

Don't see it if You have trouble sitting for long periods of time. This is Rodgers and Hammerstein, for sure.

89
Delightful, Great acting, Slow, Good singing

See it if You like the story and like Rodgers and Hammerstein

Don't see it if you are with kids

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Profound, Resonant

See it if You've never connected to the King and I before and are hoping for something that brings new light to story that can often be antiquated.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of golden-age Broadway.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You have been curious about trying the world or rekindling your love of Rogers and Hammerstine

Don't see it if You don't enjoy lush, beautiful, classical musicals.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if you want to hear Ruthie Ann Miles and Kelli O'Hara amaze you with their Tony Award-winning singing and bringing to life an amazing story.

Don't see it if you're a homebody and don't like great theater.

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you love good music & an absorbing story

Don't see it if you are dumb or stupid

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein, classic musical theater music and the full, lush sound a a brilliant orchestra.

Don't see it if You have to have a sappy ending.

100
Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if you love anything about musical theater this show checks all the boxes and delivers a wonderfully deep and entertaining experience.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of classic musicals this show isn't for you.

100
Enchanting

See it if I loved the show with Yul Brynner

Don't see it if see above


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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