Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The King and I

And now a look at this season's Tony nominated revivals.

A memoir inspired a novel
Which inspired a film
Which inspired Gertrude Lawrence to commission a musical star vehicle
Where she was upstaged by her co-star Yul Brynner
Who ended up playing the role 4,625 times on stage.
The musical has inspired a television sitcom, parodies and a dreadful animated film.

You can read more about the history of the work in Scott Miller’s insightful essay.

I took the zing,
out of the King of Siam!

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