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Daniel Dae Kim & Marin Mazzie debut in The King and I

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

"Lost" and "Hawaii Five-0" star Daniel Dae Kim and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie begin performances tonight as The King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, respectively, in the Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I . This marks the Broadway debut for Mr Kim, who will play a strictly limited eight-week engagement in the role through to 26 June 2016.

The principal cast currently includes Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (Anna Leonowens), Daniel Dae Kim (King of Siam), Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang), Ashley Park (Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (Prince Chulalongkorn), Murphy Guyer (Captain Orton), Jake Lucas (Louis), Paul Nakauchi (Kralahome), and Marc Oka (Phra Alack).

This Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I , directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, opened at LCT's Vivian Beaumont Theatre on 16 April 2015, following previews from 12 March 2015, where it is currently booking to 4 September 2016.

The production opened to glowing reviews and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, eventually winning four: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ruthie Ann Miles), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Catherine Zuber).

The creative team behind The King and I features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Daniel Dae Kim is perhaps best known for his recurring TV roles as Jin Kwon in "Lost" and Chin Ho Kelly in "Hawaii Five-0." Other notable screen credits include "Insurgent," "Crash," "24," "Angel," "Crusade," "The Jackal," and "Spider-Man 2."

Marin Mazzie earned Tony nominations for 'Passion' (1994), 'Ragtime' (1998), and ' Kiss Me, Kate' (2000). Other Broadway credits include 'Bullets Over Broadway,' 'Enron,' 'Next To Normal,' 'Spamalot,' 'Man of La Mancha,' 'Into the Woods,' and 'Big River.' Off-Broadway credits include 'Carrie,' 'The Vagina Monologues,' and 'And the World Goes 'Round.'

- by Tom Millward

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