Friday, January 19

Ruthie Ann Miles joins cast of Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I.

Tony Award winner, Ruthie Ann Miles is to  reprise her Tony winning role, Lady Thiang, alongside previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in the West End transfer of The King and I which opens at the London Palladium in June and has just extended its booking period to 8th September.

Baz said that Kelli O'Hara told him she  had her ‘fingers crossed’ that Miles would be joining her in the West End. Adding that he was  pretty excited, too. I remember her playing Imelda Marcos — the shoe-loving widow of Filipino dictator Ferdinand — in the Public Theater production of David Byrne’s Here Lies Love (with disco beats by Fatboy Slim). She couldn’t make the National Theatre transfer, so I’m pleased that you’ll get to see her stage artistry in this production of the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour.

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will once again direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater's World Premiere of J.T. Rogers' smash hit play Oslo, which opened on Broadway and then transferred via the National Theatre to London's Harold Pinter Theatre in October this year to rave reviews. He, along with the celebrated creative team behind the award winning production of South Pacific, will reunite to bring this majestic production to life at the Palladium.

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