Lincoln Center Theater

  • Kelli O'Hara (center) with the royal children in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I"

  • Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I"

  • “Act One” by James Lapine: Tony Shalhoub as George S. Kaufman and Santino Fontana as the young Moss Hart

  • “Act One” by James Lapine: Santino Fontana as the young Moss Hart with friends

  • Former Juilliard Greene Fellow Seth Numrich as Albert in “War Horse”

  • “War Horse”

Theater Classics, New and Reimagined

“Dressed to the tens by Michael Yeargan (sets) and Catherine Zuber (costumes), the (“King and I”) is both panoramic and personal, balancing dazzling musical set pieces with sung introspective soliloquies. That opening scene, with the deceptively little woman on the big boat, makes a promise it keeps — that macro and micro points of view will be equally honored… Anna is only slightly startled by the arrival of genuine eroticism. As played by Ms. O’Hara, she’s a smart, scrappy, willful pragmatist who also happens to know that love is often as strange as it is undeniable. That knowledge infuses every note Ms. O’Hara sings, and it is something wonderful indeed.”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Lincoln Center Theater is a cherished theatrical treasure in the heart of New York City’s Upper West Side. Thoughtfully placed in the architecturally iconic Lincoln Center, the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzie E. Newhouse and Claire Tow Theaters present imaginative revivals and premieres of important American plays.  Guided by the motto “Good Plays, Popular Prices”, LCT strives to keep admission prices reasonable and its doors open to all.

The King and I, this year’s collaboration featuring Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, opened at LCT’s Vivian Beaumont stage on April 16, 2015. Directed by Bartlett Sher, this production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s beloved music drama features a cast of 51 actors and a full orchestra. Coming on the heels of LCT’s eye-opening revival of South Pacific in 2008, this production brings social relevance and lush musicality to a new audience.

The Foundation’s sponsorship of The King and I follows previous support of LCT productions including War Horse, Act One, Shakespeare’s Henry IV and King Lear, as well as Contact and The Clean House.