'The King and I' slated for Broadway in March

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NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is about to get another king — a revival of the musical "The King and I" starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe will join "The Lion King" and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."

Lincoln Center Theater said Monday that the classic romance by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II — with songs like "Getting To Know You" and "Shall We Dance" — will begin performances March 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

O'Hara, a five time Tony-nominated soprano whose show "The Bridges of Madison County" closed in May, will play the starchy English schoolmistress sent to Siam to educate the children of the king. Watanabe, whose films include "Inception" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," will make his U.S. stage debut.

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