Actor Kan (Khan) Bonfils, best known to theater fans as the king in the 2000 West End revival of "The King and I," has died after collapsing during rehearsal. “During rehearsals for an upcoming performance, he collapsed and was unable to be resuscitated. His sudden loss is a tragedy, and he will be sorely missed,” says his agent Olivia Bell. Bonfils was rehearsing for an upcoming performance in the Craft Theatre production of "Dante’s Inferno," which is scheduled to open at London’s Rag Factory next week. A statement from Craft Theatre states, "With great sadness, we announce the death of Kan Bonfils. His sudden loss is a tragedy and he will be sorely missed.” The theater’s spokesman, Chris Hislop, reported that an ambulance was called as director Rocky Rodriguez Jr. performed CPR on location.
Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather' will get a special screening at Royal Albert Hall come December 8--one of American cinema's best films showing at one of London's most famous music venues. And yes, Giovanni "Nino" Rota's immortal score will take to the pit for live accompaniment.