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[Yul Brynner (The King) and Gertrude Lawrence (Anna Leonowens) in The King and I]

Image ID: 1712915

[Yul Brynner (The King) and Gertrude Lawrence (Anna Leonowens) in The King and I]  [King and I (musical), by Rodgers & Hammerstein] (1951)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Yul Brynner (The King) and Gertrude Lawrence (Anna Leonowens) in The King and I]

Alternate Title

: King and I (musical), by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Creator

: Vandamm Studio -- Photographer

Created Date

: 1951

Notes

: Handwritten in ink on lower left: Vandamm. Note 2.) Photograph by Vandamm. Note 3.) 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.

Source

: Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Productions / The King and I (musical), by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Location

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

Catalog Call Number

: *T PHO C

Digital ID

: 1712915

Record ID

: 1888116

Digital Item Published

: 5-22-2010; updated 5-8-2012

Rights Notice

: Copyright The New York Public Library.

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