The King and I Pittsburgh Tickets
The King and I
The King and I brings one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest musicals to Pittsburgh in a show the New York Times says is a “resplendent production.” The musical captivates audiences with its humor, romance and a score full of familiar songs like “Getting to Know You” and “Something Wonderful,” making it a show everyone will remember. As with its many previous productions, this revival has received great critical acclaim and has won several Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
The story is set in 1860s Bangkok. The King of Siam (now Thailand) seeks to modernize his country and brings in Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, to teach his many wives and children the ways of Western culture. Traditional living and the modern age collide as her students resist change and the King discovers his wives and children aren’t the only ones learning. The King and Anna find themselves in an unconventional and turbulent relationship resulting from unexpected feelings forbidden by their roles and their cultures. This is a story that shows no matter where or when, we all have more in common than we think.
The King and I has been an award-winning musical since its original open in 1951. The revival is no different, receiving nine Tony Award nominations for its Broadway run. The show won four 2015 Tony Awards, including for Best Revival of a Musical. It also won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival.
Performances of The King and I can be enjoyed on stage at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh. The theater regularly hosts concerts, dance, touring Broadway shows and more. This 2,800-seat theater is easily accessible by car, public transportation and on foot for anyone staying at any of the area’s hotels.
If you enjoy musicals like The King and I, you might also be interested in performances such as Finding Neverland or Alice in Wonderland, also appearing in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase your tickets with confidence from StubHub; your tickets are backed with a 100% guarantee.
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