FIRST LOOK TRAILER RELEASE
HOWARD PANTER FOR TRAFALGAR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS,
GWB ENTERTAINMENT, BOOKMYSHOW, TOKYU THEATRE ORB, TULCHIN/BARTNER AND DAVID LAZAR
IN ASSOCIATION WITH KHAM INC. AND TRAFALGAR RELEASING
The Lincoln Center Theater
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM
AHEAD OF GLOBAL CINEMA RELEASE - FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018
(New York, NY) The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I - currently enjoying huge West End success - is to be released in cinemas around the world this autumn by Trafalgar Releasing. THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM, filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium, will open in cinemas for two nights only on Thursday, November 29, 2018 and Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Tickets are now on sale.
This unmissable majestic production, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16 month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, this was followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour. The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June this year, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles - Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and I) Kelli O’Hara, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and I) Ruthie Ann Miles. The London production continues to draw huge critical acclaim, smash box office records - including the biggest grossing week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 for an eight performance week, play to packed houses and receive nightly standing ovations.
With the announcement of November’s cinema release, even more theatre lovers across the globe will be able to watch “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara take to the stage as Anna, Ken Watanabe in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance as The King and the “powerfully moving” (New York Magazine) Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang in THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM.
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: FROM THE PALLADIUM is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
WHAT THE UK PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE KING AND I:
“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit”
“The evening belongs to Kelli O’Hara”
“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!”
“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture”
“Without doubt the big, glitzy musical of the summer!”
“Fit for a King!”
Title: The King and I: From the Palladium
Date: November 29, 2018 (Globally) & December 4, 2018 (United States Only)
Starring: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles
Runtime: 180 mins TBC
Certificate: 12A TBC
Central ticketing site: www.KingandIMusicalCinema.com
Official Hashtag: #TheKingandI
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KingandIWestEnd/
Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/KingandIWestEnd
For more information please contact:
Neil Johnson / Neil Reading
Neil Reading PR
020 7839 2277
About Trafalgar Entertainment Group
Trafalgar Entertainment Group is a live entertainment business that owns and operates distinctive, stylish cultural buildings as well as creating, distributing and live-streaming innovative content. Based at the iconic Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End, it is the latest venture from Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire OBE – two of the most influential entertainment entrepreneurs of the last 20 years. www.trafalgarentertainment.com
Trafalgar Releasing is an award-winning, market leader in global event distribution, working in partnership to unite audiences with entertainment and the arts. Trafalgar Releasing is an integral part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group.
Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing (formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) brings special events to the big screen around the world. Our theatre slate includes Michael Grandage's acclaimed production Red starring Alfred Molina, Funny Girl The Musical starring Sheridan Smith, the Olivier and Tony award winning An American in Paris: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show Live, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s live season and Monty Python Live (mostly).
Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world’s most renowned houses & companies; distributing high-profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Additionally distributing in the UK, content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne and The Metropolitan Opera.
Our music slate includes Muse: Drones World Tour, Sophie Fiennes' Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, Roger Waters The Wall, Rammstein: Parisand Black Sabbath: The End of The End, alongside our collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen, One More Time with Feeling (directed by Andrew Dominik) & 20,000 Days on Earth.
In addition, Trafalgar Releasing has distributed award winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner The Imposter; The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Green Room with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz’, Wiener-Dog, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito and Swiss Army Man with Daniel Radcliffe.
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