On this week’s episode of Talkin’ With Taylor, Taylor sits down with leading actor Jose Llana, who plays the title role of The King in the national Broadway tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’sThe King and I. Find out when Jose first became intrigued by musicals and specifically Rodgers and Hammerstein, what resonates about this classic musical today, and how Jose landed a spot in the ’90s favorite TV show – Sex and the City.
Direct from Broadway, the Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I was nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards and won the coveted trophy for Best Revival. One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classics, The King and I tells the story of Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher who comes to Siam to teach The King’s many wives and children western culture, and features audience-favorite songs like “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune” and “Shall We Dance?”
The King and I plays at Starlight Theatre now through Sunday, June 17. Purchase tickets at kcstarlight.com, by calling 816-363-7827 or at the box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. We’ll see you under the stars!