It has been announced that Dean John-Wilson will join the cast of The King and I at London Palladium.
The existing cast of The King and I includes Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara. The show has seen an extension to its season at The London Palladium, due to high demand. The show is now scheduled to close on Saturday 29th September. This is the very last opportunity West End audiences will have to see the Broadway stars reprise their original roles on the London stage.
John-Wilson played the title role in Aladdin when it opened at the Prince Edward Theatre. Other theatre roles for John-Wilson include Miss Atomic Bomb, Here Lies Love and From Here to Eternity.
In addition of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson’s theatre credits include Miss Atomic Bomb, Here Lies Love at the National Theatre and From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
The King and I musical is set in 1860s Bangkok, and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
The musical score is full of iconic tunes, including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and features a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
The greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. A once in a life time opportunity – book now for performances to 29th September.
The creative team, headed up by director Bartlett Sher [ fresh from London’s critical smash hit production of Oslo ], reunites the original creative team Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.