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Macy's Family Night at THE KING AND I

Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I
IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 AT 7P
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Family Night Media Sponsors: ABC 6 and Coast 93.3

National Tour Launches at PPAC
October 30 – November 6, 2016

Part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series
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Providence, RI – Macy’s Family Night at Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I is on Wednesday, November 2 at 7P at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger.  Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order. Family Night tickets are not available online and are subject to availability. ABC 6 and Coast 93.3 are media sponsors for Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I launches its National Tour at PPAC Sunday, October 30 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. In Providence, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. WPRI 12 is PPAC’s season media sponsor. 

Bob Clayton, VP/Store Manager at Macy’s Providence Place, said, “At Macy’s, we are committed to making positive impacts on our local communities. Through our continuing partnership with PPAC, thousands of children have been able to experience the magic of theatre at Macy’s Family Night. We are looking forward to the National Tour launch of THE KING AND I and Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I.”

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, PPAC President said, “On behalf of the Theatre, we thank Macy’s for their continuing support of our Family Night program. Their sponsorship has allowed the program to thrive and has given so many children the chance to see beautiful and fun productions at our Theatre over the years. This season, attendees of Macy’s Family Night will have the special opportunity to be among the first to see the National Tour launch of this stunning production of THE KING AND I.”
 
Tickets for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I go on sale on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets start at $31; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. For a complete range of prices, please visit www.ppacri.org. PPAC Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times. Groups of 15 or more may order tickets by contacting Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or [email protected]
 
The cast for the National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will be announced at a later date.

THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. The production ran on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from March 12, 2015 through June 26, 2016.
 
Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I has sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lights by Donald Holder (all three nominated for 2015 Tony Awards®); sound by Scott Lehrer (2015 Drama Desk Award nomination); THE KING AND I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
 
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
 
For more information, please visit http://thekinganditour.com/, or on Facebook and Twitter. 
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For interviews and production photos, please contact:
Caitlyn DiPompo: (401) 574-3112 ▪ [email protected]