New 'King and I' is something wonderful

April 17, 2015 2:02 AM

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NEW YORK – There are moments in Lincoln Center Theater's ravishing new Broadway production of The King and I (***½ out of four) that may leave you grinning so hard your face will hurt. Then suddenly, without warning, you'll be fighting off tears.

The well-known song Getting To Know You is led by Anna, a young English widow who has come to Siam (now Thailand) in the 1860s to teach her language and customs to the monarch's wives and children. During a class, Anna — played by the exquisite Kelli O'Hara — expresses her growing affection for her ...

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