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Tony-Winning Revival of 'The King and I' To Close on Broadway

The production will hold its final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 26, after 39 previews and 499 performances

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    Paul Kolnik
    Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie in "The King and I"

    The Lincoln Center's Tony-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" is set to shut down later this month.

    The production will hold its final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 26, after 39 previews and 499 performances.

    A national tour will begin in Providence, Rhode Island, in November.

    According to figures reported by the Broadway League, sales for the musical have steadied over recent weeks after a steep drop in February -- typically one of Broadway's lowest months for sales.

    But "The King and I" has still brought in a full house -- last week playing at 83 percent capacity and bringing in more than $1 million.

    Still, with a cast of over 50 and a 29-piece orchestra, "The King and I" is an expensive show to run.

    "It’s so big that the running costs are extremely high," director Bartlett Sher told Playbill. "It’s done amazingly well for its size and that kind of show."

    "The King and I" currently stars Marin Mazzie ("Bullets Over Broadway") and Daniel Dae Kim (TV's "Lost").

    Last year, the production was a big hit at the 2015 Tony Awards, winning Best Revival of a Musical and giving six-time nominee Kelli O'Hara -- who opened in the show as Anna -- her first award.

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