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Marcus Rivera Tours with Opera Australia for The King & I

Marcus Rivera will be touring with the Opera Australia throughout 2014 as one of the cast for The King & I. He will be working next to Lisa McCune (Anna Leonowens) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (King of Siam in Sydney and Brisbane) and Jason Scott Lee (King of Siam in Melbourne).

The idea of this version of the 1956 film was born in Australia when Christopher Renshaw was chosen as the director and united with Brian Thomson, scenic designer and costume designer Roger Kirk.

This production of the King and I is based on the John Frost and Adelaide Festival Centre production first performed on 11 June, 1991. A successful Australian tour followed the opening.

The show reopened at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in 1996, followed by a US tour, then transferred to the London Palladium in 2000, where it played for nearly two years before embarking on a UK tour.

* Information gathered from the show official page https://opera.org.au/the_king_and_i

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