daniel dae kim to star in the king and I in london

Just read a quick news bite from Variety reporting that Lost's Daniel Dae Kim will star opposite Maria Friedman next summer in a short London run of the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I: Kim to star as "King." Very interesting. Who knew DDK could sing?

If you're not familiar with the show, it's based on the true story of Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical was a huge hit on Broadway, spawning numerous revivals and a popular 1956 film. This new production will run twenty performances, June 12-28.

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