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[Window card for The King and I]

Image ID: 1709011

[Window card for The King and I] (1951)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Window card for The King and I]

Additional Name(s)

: Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 -- Composer

Published Date

: 1951

Specific Material Type

: prints


: Gertrude Lawrence; original production, with Yul Brynner, Dorothy Sarnoff, and Doretta Morrow. Directed by John van Druten. St. James Theatre, 44th Street West of Broadway. Note 2.) Richard Rodgers project

Production Notes

: Previews began in New Haven on February 27, 1951, followed by previews in Boston. Opened on Broadway March 29, 1951at the Saint JamesTheatre, closing March 20, 1954. Yul Brynner originated the role of the King. Gertrude Lawrence, the original Anna, played the role from its opening through August 1952, prior to her hospitalization and subsequent death from liver cancer. Celeste Holm appeared in the production for six weeks during one of Lawrence's absences. Constance Carpenter, Lawrence's understudy, went on to play the role for 620 performances before the show closed.


: Window cards. / The King and I


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ+++ n.c. 5397

Digital ID

: 1709011

Record ID

: 1885399

Digital Item Published

: 9-16-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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