Alan Paul will lead a cast that also includes Betsy Morgan, Christine Bunuan, Paulina Yeung and Ethan Le Phong.
Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Disney’s Broadway production Aladdinwill play the King of Siam in the Drury Lane Theater 2022-2023 season opener, The king and me.
Directed by Alan Paul with musical direction by Tim Laciano and choreography by Darren Lee, performances at the Illinois site are scheduled for April 1 through May 22.
Jacobs will be joined by Betsy Morgan as Anna Leonowens, Christine Bunuan as Lady Thiang, Paulina Yeung as Tuptim, Ethan Le Phong as Lun Tha, Braden Crothers as Louis Leonowens, Nolan Maddox as Alternate Louis Leonowens, Matthew Uzarraga as Prince Chulalongkorn, Karmann Bajuyo as as Kralahome and Victor Holstein as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.
The set includes Kristine Bendul, Chih-Jou Cheng, Mai Claypool, Hannah Fernandes, Albert Hsueh, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Kevin Kulp, Anthony Christopher Milfelt, Nich O’Neil, Yuki Ozeki, Aurora Penepacker, Richel Mari Ruiz, Garrett Shin, Marissa Swanner, Ayana Strutz and Michiko Takemasa. The set of children includes Avelyn Choi, Dante Garcia, Enzo Garcia, Elle Laroco, Vin Laroco, Rika Nishikawa and Alexandrya Salazar.
According to Margaret Landon Anna and the King of Siamthe classic musical has music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
The upcoming production will also have associated choreography by Yuki Ozeki, dance captain of Lincoln Center’s 2015 Broadway revival of the work.
The Drury Lane season also includes Steel Magnolias (June 10-July 21), Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (August 31 to October 23), Elf the Musical (from November 9, 2022 to January 8, 2023), and A chorus line (January 25-March 26).