Photo caption: Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I
Scheduled for December 3
THE KING AND I
Directed by Bartlett Sher | In English
Starring Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, and Ruthie Ann Miles
Musical | 2018
Monday, December 3, 1:30 and 7:15
Ticket prices: General admission $12, Downing members $10. Tickets will be available soon.
About the Film
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.
Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a “powerhouse” (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With one of the finest scores ever written including “Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance,” and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre—it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY
About the Film
Known for her whisky-laced voice and don’t-mess-with-me attitude, Elaine Stritch was one hilarious and tough broad. In a Tony-winning hit show tailor-made for Stritch, she wraps the audience at London’s Old Vic Theatre around her little finger with stories and songs from a turbulent career of more than 50 years, ranging from Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey to Stephen Sondheim’s Company and Follies.
Uncompromising and ruthlessly honest, Stritch sharpens her razor wit on a treasure trove of showbiz anecdotes with stars such as Marlon Brando, Noel Coward, Rock Hudson and Ethel Merman and movingly shares both her professional and personal struggles. Seamlessly woven into these vignettes are 19 show-stopping songs from Stritch’s Broadway career, including her famed world-weary rendition of Sondheim’s “The Ladies Who Lunch” and other unforgettable songs such as “But Not For Me,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Zip,” and “I’m Still Here!” This is one of the theatre’s most dynamic ladies in an incredible Grammy-nominated show that dazzled Broadway before winning 2 Emmys.