- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tony Award-winning revival of “The King and I” on Broadway is abdicating.

Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will close June 26. It will have played some 560 performances. A national tour kicks off in Rhode Island in November.

The 51-cast-member revival at Lincoln Center directed by Bartlett Sher won the Tony for best revival. The musical’s story centers on an Englishwoman who travels to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of the king.

It opened with Ken Watanabe as the king and Kelli O’Hara, who won a Tony as the teacher. Ruthie Ann Miles won a Tony playing Lady Thiang. Its score includes “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” ”Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance.”

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