It is 1862 and Anna Leonowens and her son Louis are on the deck of the Chow Phya with Captain Orton approaching Bangkok where Anna will serve as a teacher to the wives and children of King Mongkut of Siam. The King’s royal barge approaches and the Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister, boards the ship and addresses Anna. He informs her that she ...
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These two created the Broadway musical. With Richard Rodgers composing the music and Oscar Hammerstein II writing the words, Rodgers and Hammerstein became perhaps the most successful writing team in the history of musical theater. Through a series of groundbreaking shows throughout the 1940s and 1950s, they changed the face of theater.
“Give me something to dance about and I'll dance it.” -Jerome Robbins to Irving Berlin.
Most either loved Jerome Robbins or hated him. That aside, no one can dispute his position as THE director and choreographing force of American musical theatre.
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The King of Siam to President Abe Lincoln and President Abe Lincoln to the King of Siam. The writing style of each man is fascinating.
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