First photos from Lyric Opera’s “The King and I” Released

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This Spring, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fourth Rodgers and Hammerstein production!

“King and I”, which was created by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris on June 13, 2014, stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban. In newly released images, you can finally see them dressed and in character. The actors travel back in time with their elegant royal attire.

Check out the photos below:

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The following is an excerpt from the official press release:

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, runs April 29 through May 22 (press opening April 30) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. The cast also includes Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang), along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I…. The King and I is the fourth Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric’s American Musical Initiative.”

A Special thanks to The Silverman Group and Lyric Opera of Chicago for the info and images.

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