No Puzzlement: Kelli O’Hara Will Star in ‘King And I’ Opposite Ken WatanabeGetting to know Kelli O’Hara has hardly been the problem for Broadway — but getting her a Tony Award is another matter. Five times a nominee — most recently for The Bridges Of Madison County — but never a winner, O’Hara will get another shot next spring when she stars as “I” in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, The King And I.

In the title role created (and oft-reprised) by Yul Brynner, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai)  will make his American stage and Broadway debut as the stubborn ruler torn between custom and a desire to join the modern world, challenged by the arrival of the widowed British schoolmarm imported to teach his platoon of children.
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