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The King and I Washington DC Tickets
The King and I Washington, DC, TicketsPremiering on Broadway on Mar. 29, 1951, The King and I is the true story of widowed schoolteacher Anna Leonowens who leaves her home in Wales at the request of the King of Siam to become the teacher for his children. Based on the novel by Margaret Langdon, "Anna and the King of Siam," the story was turned into a stage play by legendary producers Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performed on Broadway more than 1,200 times, The King and I was named Best Musical in 1952. Gertrude Lawrence won the Best Actress in a Musical Award in 1952, while the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Award in 1952 went to Yul Brynner as the King of Siam.
A Controversy in the MakingAlthough the true life story of The King and I has become a legendary Broadway stage production, the story was not without controversy. The differences between Western and Eastern cultures were always lurking in the background of the story and provide dramatic emotional conflict between the competing cultures. The play discussed the conflict with a woman who did not back down to a man, along with a King who demanded absolute obedience from his subjects, particularly women. The play also included social and political issues such as the King being ruled by Eastern traditional values while also being curious about Western traditions.
Where can I buy The King and I Washington, DC, tickets?You can find The King and I Washington, DC, tickets at StubHub.
What can I expect from The King and I?Set within Siam in the 1860s, The King and I is a vibrant production filled with exciting music and ongoing activity that keeps your interest from start to finish. Showcasing a set designed with Eastern furnishings and cultural pieces, the stage play is a study in the differences between Eastern and Western traditions. The play shows how the strong opinions of both the King and the schoolteacher can be overruled by a love that develops between the two characters. The production includes not only well-known music by Rodgers and Hammerstein but also many dance numbers and children on stage as cast members.
How long is a The King and I performance?The King and I runs for two hours and 55 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
Who are the cast members of The King and I?The current cast members for performances of The King and I include Angela Baumgardner as Ana Leonowens, Hayden Bercy as Louis Leonowens, Deanna Choi as Lady Thiang and Pedro Ka'awaloa as the King of Siam. Other cast members include Stanton Kane Morales as Captain Orton, Paulina Yeung as Tuptim and Timothy Matthew Flores as Prince Chulalongkorn.
What are the musical numbers from The King and I?Just like many other well-known stage productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the songs of The King and I have become ingrained in Broadway tradition. A few of these songs include "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?" "Home Sweet Home," "We Kiss in a Shadow," "Hello Young Lover," "March of the Siamese Children," "Getting to Know You," "Welcome to Bangkok," "Something Wonderful" and "The King and I."
Where is The King and I being staged in Washington, DC?Currently, there are no plans for a stage performance of The King and I in Washington. DC. Please check StubHub regularly to find out when the next performance of this amazing Broadway production will be playing again in Washington, DC. The last time the play came to Washington, DC, it was performed at The Kennedy Center.
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