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[Window card for The King and I with Constance Carpenter (Anna Leonowens)]

Image ID: 1709012

[Window card for The King and I with Constance Carpenter (Anna Leonowens)] (1951-1954)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Window card for The King and I with Constance Carpenter (Anna Leonowens)]

Additional Name(s)

: Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 -- Composer

Published Date

: 1951-1954

Specific Material Type

: prints


: Constance Carpenter (understudy and replacement for Gertrude Lawrence); original production. Cast included Terry Saunders. Note 2.) Richard Rodgers project Note 3.) St. James Theatre, 44th St. West of Broadway [New York].

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. 18,998

Digital ID

: 1709012

Record ID

: 1885400

Digital Item Published

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

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