Tag Archives: The King and I

Angela Lansbury: an Anna for the Ages?

For her short spell as Anna, Angela Lansbury was nominated for the 1978 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. I am certain her performance was nothing less than magical. Continue reading

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May Madness: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs The “I Want … Continue reading

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Top Ten Movie Musicals: 2010 Edition

What are your Top 10 Movie Musicals – right now at this exact point in time. These are mine – off the top of my head and places in alphabetical order. The links will take you to Amazon.com should you … Continue reading

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Musical Comedy vs. Musical Play

Following my 2010 redux blog on “Genres of Musical Theatre“, I received a message from Hans Anders Elgvang, a regular visitor of this site, asking: ‘What are, in your opinion, the differences between the form categories musical comedy and musical … Continue reading

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“The Small House of Uncle Thomas” from THE KING AND I

Often, when cast recordings are released, there are snips here and there, usually of underscoring or dance music. Rarely does a number fundamental to the score get left out of recordings completely, but that’s exactly what happens to “The Small … Continue reading

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The BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Poll

Today in 1994 was the day that Disney premiered the full-scale theatrical adaptation of their animated film, Beauty and the Beast, on Broadway. Here is a poll to commemorate the 15th anniversary of that day: I’ve filled my answers in … Continue reading

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