Friday, March 24, 2023

Revivals, Recreations or Revisals... by JK

I'm old enough to remember a time when revivals of classic shows were near exact duplicates of the original. Think Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! re-staged every few years to match Gower Ch…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

SIMPLY SONDHEIM – Now Re-Released on MarqueeTV by Signature Theatre

SIMPLY SONDHEIM by Stephen Sondheim Now Available on MarqueeTV Created specifically for Signature Theatre with special permission from Sondheim himself in 2020, this jam-packed revue featur…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Paolo Montalban and Anne L. Nathan to Join Funny Girl by Ruthie Fierberg

Paolo Montalban and Anne L. Nathan will join the Broadway revival of Funny Girl on March 28. They will assume the roles of Florenz Ziegfield and Mrs. Strakosh, respectively, in the productio…

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

Gordon MacRae Performs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" | General Foods Special by Rodgers & Hammerstein

On March 28, 1954, Gordon MacRae sang "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" for the first time in a two-hour TV special called “General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammer…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

The King and I's Darren Lee Says Current World Leaders Could Take a Lesson From the Musical by Andrew Gans

The actor/director/choreographer is currently playing the King in the U.K. tour of the Broadway revival of the show.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

‘Entertaining & enchanting’: THE KING & I – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A gem of classic musical theatre, The King and I is in top form as it embarks on a sparkling UK tour. Brimming with humour and character growth, Bartlett Sher’s production is a less menaci…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Jose Llana & Conrad Ricamora Set To Reprise Lauded Performances In Broadway Production Of David Byrne-Fatboy Slim Musical ‘Here Lies Love’ by Greg Evans

Jose Llana and Conrad Ricamora will reprise their acclaimed Off Broadway performances on Broadway when the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love opens this summer, producers announc…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

"Sixteen Going On Seventeen" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC | A Look At Oscar Hammerstein II's Lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein

An iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein song from THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Take a peek at Oscar Hammerstein II's early drafts of the song lyrics and discover what could have been. Then listen to THE SOUN…

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023

CAMELOT and Lincoln Center Theater by Lincoln Center Theater

From the theater that brought you acclaimed revivals of South Pacific, The King and I, and My Fair Lady, comes Lerner & Loewe's legendary musical! Hear Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, Jordan D…

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Darren Lee and Helen George Are The King and I in U.K. Tour Beginning February 4 by Andrew Gans

Bartlett Sher again directs the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which launches in Canterbury.

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Monday, January 30, 2023


Elaine Stritch as she appeared on Broadway as Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1963).Theatre Yesterday and Today, January 30, 2023, by Ron Fassler. Due to a warm response…

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

John Raitt & Jan Clayton Perform "If I Loved You" | General Foods Special by Rodgers & Hammerstein

On March 28, 1954, original Broadway cast members Jan Clayton (Julie Jordan) and John Raitt (Billy Bigelow) performed “If I Loved You” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel in a two-ho…

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Remembering Jerome Kern | Rodgers & Hammerstein: In Their Own Words by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Before Oscar Hammerstein II partnered with Richard Rodgers, he built a successful career with composer Jerome Kern. The duo is most notably known for their musical SHOW BOAT. In honor of Ker…

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Off-Broadway Update: Days of Wine and Roses Musical By: David Sheward January 22, 2023: A musical version of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will open Off-Broadway at the Atlantic T…

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Star in World Premiere of Days of Wine and Roses Off-Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James  are set to star in the world premiere of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' Days of Wine and Roses. Adapted from the 1962 film and …

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

"The Sound of Music" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC | A Look At Oscar Hammerstein II's Lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Before it became the iconic opening number we know today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC's title song went through many rounds of revisions. Take a peek at Oscar Hammerstein II's early drafts, and disco…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Jordan Fisher, Gaten Matarazzo, Ruthie Ann Miles & More Join Sweeney Todd Broadway Revival by Caitlin Moynihan

More casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Thomas Kail will direct the …

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Jordan Fisher, Gaten Matarazzo & Ruthie Ann Miles Join Broadway’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring the previously announced Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford has added to its cast with Dear Evan Hanse…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Dancer-Choreographer Susan Kikuchi Passes Away at 74 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Kikuchi was involved in 15 different productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, re-staging Jerome Robbins' ballet.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Watch: Go Inside the Interactive, Multi-Level Museum of Broadway by Playbill

The Museum of Broadway, the interactive, multi-floor museum located at 145 West 45th Street, opened its doors for the first time November 15. The new venue highlights more than 500 individua…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

#27 – Steve Silverman: “Go Home and Write, Steve” by Automatic Episode Import

Critically acclaimed, award-winning writer/director/producer Steve Silverman’s work has been called ‘Sly’ by the Los Angeles Times, which is his all-time favorite single-word review. T…

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Friday, October 21, 2022

"Edelweiss" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC | A Look At Oscar Hammerstein II's Lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein

On October 21, 1959, Rodgers & Hammerstein inserted a new song, "Edelweiss," into THE SOUND OF MUSIC during its pre-Broadway run in Boston. The composition would be the final lyrics Oscar Ha…

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Friday, October 14, 2022


Angela Lansbury (1925–2022).In yesterday’s column, Angela Lansbury’s whirlwind of activity in the 1970s was explored. Not only did she perform on Broadway and the West End, as well as …

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

1776 at the American Airlines Theatre by Richard Seff

In Oscar Hammerstein’s book and lyrics for “The King and I,” there is a phrase used by the King whenever his own behavior seems to contradict itself causing him confusion. The phrase w…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Merging Music & Lyrics | Rodgers & Hammerstein: In Their Own Words by Rodgers & Hammerstein

In a shift from their previous partnerships, Rodgers & Hammerstein developed a new writing process in their collaboration: Hammerstein often crafting the lyrics first, and Rodgers composing …

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Odds & Ends: George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar & More Join Avatar: The Last Airbender by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. George Takei & More Board Avatar: The Last Airbender More casting has been revealed for Netflix's previously announced Avatar: …

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Monday, September 26, 2022

G2K... The King And I at Forest Lake Education Center - Performances October 22, 2022 to ...

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Cinderella: The Reunion on ABC | Tune in August 23rd! by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Join us for a magical evening celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1997 version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella! Tune in to ABC beginning on Tuesday, August 23 at 8…

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Friday, July 22, 2022

A Promising Partnership | Rodgers & Hammerstein: In Their Own Words by Rodgers & Hammerstein

In July 1942, The Theatre Guild announced that Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were teaming up for their first collaboration: a musical adaptation of GREEN GROW THE LILACS. Their ne…

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Bartlett Sher-Directed Revival of The King and I to Embark on U.K. Tour in 2023 by Andrew Gans

The touring production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will launch in Canterbury.

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