“An astonishing achievement too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine)
waltzes into Orlando to kick off the
2017– 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season
The Lincoln Center Theater Production
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
THE KING AND I
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Winner of four 2015 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC
TODAY, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
July 14, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this fall as the first show in the 2017 – 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season. The Orlando engagement will play the Walt Disney Theater September 12-17, 2017. Tickets are on sale to the general public today Friday, July 14, 2017. Tickets start at $34.25 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.
Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times), this acclaimed production of THE KING AND Iplayed 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. THE KING AND Ihas music direction by Ted Sperling, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for THE KING AND I), lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. THE KING AND I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando is presented in partnership with Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association. FTA is a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality touring Broadway productions and the promotion of arts education throughout the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .
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