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The King and I at 60


King and I (musical), by Rodgers & Hammerstein,[Gertrude Lawrence (Anna Leonowens) and Yul Brynner (The King) in The King and I], Digital ID 1713010, New York Public LibraryGertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner in the original stage production The King and I in 1951. This was Lawrence's last show, performing the role of Anna Leonowens up until the last few weeks before her death.

Today is the 60th anniversary for the opening night of the musical The King and I.

For more wonderful content about Rodgers and Hammersteins musicals, including photographs, designs, and other ephemera from the Billy Rose Theatre Division, explore The Sweetest Sounds: The Musical Theatre of Richard Rodgers.


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