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The Lincoln Center Theatre Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" makes it Chicago premiere at the Oriental Theatre this week. (WLS)

The Lincoln Center Theatre Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" makes it Chicago premiere at the Oriental Theatre. The production runs for a 4 week engagement June 14 through July 2nd. "The King and I", directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, won 4 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

One of Rodgers & 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.

Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna) is an Olivier Award-winner who originated the title role in the West End production of Mary Poppins, as well as the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davis in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.

Jose Llana (The King of Siam) made his Broadway debut in 1996 where he played the 'young lover', Lun Tha. Now, he comes full circle playing 'King' in both the Lincoln Center production and, currently, the national tour. Llana's past credits include Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chicago's 2000 production of The Ballad of Little Jo and more.

Tickets for "The King and I" at the Oriental Theatre range from $24-90. A select number of premium tickets are available for many performances. Group tickets for 10 or more are available by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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