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'The King and I' taps a 'Lost' and 'Hawaii Five-0' star

Broadway's next king has been awfully busy chasing bad guys on the streets of Honolulu.

Daniel Dae Kim, who plays a detective on the TV series "Hawaii Five-0," takes over in May as the King of Siam in the blissful Lincoln Center Theater revival of "The King and I," a role he calls "maybe the greatest role for an Asian male in theater."

Kim, who graduated from New York University with a master's degree in acting and cut his teeth in off-Broadway shows, said he's been "looking for a way to get back" to the New York stage but instead found himself in Hawaii doing TV for the 12 past years.

Kim managed to see the current "The...

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