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Broadway’s The King and I to transfer to London in 2018

The King and I Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. Photo: Paul Kolnik
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The Tony award-winning production of The King and I will transfer to the West End next year.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, which stars Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, opens at the London Palladium in June.

O’Hara and Watanabe will reprise their roles as Anna and the King for the London run, which begins previews at the Palladium on June 21, with press night on July 3.

It is booking only until August 4.

The production originated at the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York in 2015, winning four Tony awards, and is directed by Bartlett Sher.

The King and I is produced in the West End by Howard Panter for Trafalgar Entertainment Group, GWB Entertainment, Promenade Productions, BookMyShow, Tokyu Theatre Orb, Tulchin/Bartner and David Lazar in associations with Kham Inc.