The King and I dancing into the West End?
It looks like the Tony-Award winning production is coming to London
Following the rumours of a West End transfer for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the next Broadway production destined for London seems to be The King and I.
The Lincoln Center production won four Tony Awards at last weekend's ceremony, including for Best Revival of a Musical, and saw its star Kelli O'Hara win her first Tony, having been nominated five times previously.
The show now has a website, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts, for the UK production, which is copyrighted to Ambassador Theatre Group, suggesting that it could be going into one of their theatres - nothing has yet been announced for the Playhouse Theatre following 1984 or the Savoy Theatre following Gypsy.
The King and I last ran in the West End at the London Palladium from 2000-2002, and there was a short run of it at the Royal Albert Hall in 2009 starring Maria Friedman and Daniel Dae Kim. A UK tour starring Ramon Tikaram and Josefina Gabrielle ran from 2011-12.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical centres on Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam. It features songs including "I Whistle a Happy Tune", "Getting to Know You" and "Shall We Dance?".