News, Commentary on Classical Music, Jazz, Theater, Dance & More

Ken Watanabe

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim Replaces Hoon Lee in 'The King and I'? >>

While Hoon Lee has been praised for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Lincoln Center revival of 'The King and I,' the production will hardly be left in a lurch when he leaves the production later this year. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim will be taking over the titular role May 3, with 'Inception's' Ken Watanabe filling-in in the interim. Although this will be Kim's Broadway debut, the 'Hawaii Five-O' actor has played Mongkut once before in an arena-style production at London's Royal Albert Hall back in 2008.

Ken Watanabe and Kaho Minami

Watanabe, O'Hara Shine in Decca/Universal's Cast Recording of 'The King and I' Revival >>

Nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics will release the 2015 Broadway cast recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's original classic, 'The King and I.'

Ken Watanabe

'The King and I': Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara on Broadway, Lou Diamond Phillips in Melbourne >>

Bartlett Sher will direct a new revival at Lincoln Center next year, while Australian audiences can see Phillips reprise the role he played on Broadway in 1996.

Real Time Analytics