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Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway
Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway

Ken Watanabe will follow in the considerable footsteps of Yul Brynner when he takes on the role of the King of Siam in the upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." As previously announced, the production, from Lincoln Center Theater, will also star Kelli O'Hara. The musical revival is set to open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York on April 16, 2015 and will be the first Broadway revival of the popular musical since the well-received 1996 staging with Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips. The role will be Watanabe's Broadway debut, though the Oscar-nominated actor has appeared in theater productions in his native Japan. ...

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