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Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers came together for the fifth time to produce something classical and came up with a musical, The King and I. The musical set fires on the stages around the world, gaining more popularity than the book and becoming a prequel to the movie adaption of the same. The King and I turned out to be an inspirational, moving and heart touching musical with just the right kind of humor and drama. The King and I made its premier on Broadway in 1951 at the St. James Theatre. The musical proved to be an instant success, winning three Tony Awards, including one for the 'Best Musical'. Since that time, this musical has been the source of entertainment for millions, not only in US but in every country the musical has been to. And similarly, The King and I tickets features a high demand wherever it goes.
Margaret Landon derived the counts from a memoir of a governess, Anna Leonowens, who was appointed for King Mongkut of Siam's children and wrote a book titled Anna and the King of Siam in 1944. After the book was much popular, it was taken up by Fanny Holtzmann, a theatrical attorney to turn into a stage musical titled, The King and I. Holtzmann was actually looking for a role to give to Gertrude Lawrence, his client so he offered Hammerstein and Rodgers to take up the project which they refused at first but agreed to work on the musical later. The team wanted to take up Rex Harrison for the part of the king, the actor who had played the same role in the movie adaption of the book but took up Yul Brynner due to the availability of Harrison.
Due to the success of The King and I, it was performed more than 1200 times in its three initial years. After the success on Broadway, The King and I was taken to the whole country and later to the West End in London which was as successful as the premier on Broadway. Another movie adaption was made in 1956 which was even more popular than the last time because of the popularity of the musical. Yul Brynner was taken for the lead role in the film as well and it won him an Academy Award. After that, revivals of The King and I were made which were as much and even more popular.
The king and I featured scores which made their places in the hearts of anyone who heard them. The brilliant scores of the musical includes I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello, Young Lovers, Getting to Know You, We Kiss in a Shadow, Something Wonderful and last but not the least, I Have Dreamed. From the scenic design of The King and I to the costume design, it has won Tony Awards for both including an award for the 'Best Musical'. Moreover, Lawrence and Brynner both won a Tony Award for the 'original production', making The King and I a timeless classic.
The story of the British Schoolteacher hired to bring some civilization in the palace and the country could not have been presented more beautifully than through the musical The King and I. The remarkable scores render more charm to this already amazing show. The King and I tickets have entertained the theater goers for decades and continues to attract a huge crowd whenever it comes in the theaters. From the rise of the curtains till the time they fall, audience finds it hard to lose their concentration as the show captivates the audience. People like The King and I tickets for the strong theme of the story which involves the elements of conflict between Anna and the King and also shows the love hidden behind the two people for each other and not finding a let out for it. The king and I has its fair share of a dash of humor and light hearted comedy as Anna teaches the Royal children and gets to know the civilization of the palace.
For over sixty years the magical musical The King I has captured the hearts of millions around the world. To remain as prominent as it has for a time as it has is nothing short of incredible and puts it in the elite company of the biggest hits of all time. Grab The King I tickets at the first opportunity you get and watch it live for an unforgettable experience.
The King I is another epic by the team of Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. The musical takes its inspiration from the 1994 novel titled Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The play was an idea that was conceived by Fanny Holtzmann and she was the one who contacted Oscar and Richard to write the musical after reading the novel. The two of them were reluctant to work on the project but eventually agreed to do it. The plot revolves around the King of Siam and an English teacher Anna Leonowens in the early 1860's. Thailand was a closed backward country so the King decided to do something about it by introducing the more modern and sophisticated Western culture. For that he hires the attractive Anna Leonowens to come to Siam and teach royal children about that way of life. When Anna arrives in Siam, along with her five year old son Louis, she is shocked to find out that she won't be given a separate house of her own and that she will have to stay at the palace.
Meanwhile the King gets a young slave girl Tuptim from his counterpart in Burma to become one his many wives. Tuptim is brought to Siam by Lun Tha and the two are deeply in love with each other. The king and Anna see eye to eye on many things and shortly afterwards he gets the news that he is being portrayed in the Western world by some people as a barbarian. He tells Anna that a British delegation is being sent to Siam to see if the reports are correct. Anna advises the king to host a ball and a lavish dinner to welcome the delegation but they have to be inspired by the Western culture. The king agrees and slowly but surely the two start to warm each other. The British delegation comes and leaves happily but a new story of affection between Anna and the king had already started which captivates the fans all the way through to the very end.
The King I made its debut on Broadway on 29th March, 1951 at the stunning St. James Theatre. The musical became an instant hit that had both the critics and the fans raving about it. The success manifested itself into major awards including an impressive haul of five Tonys. That Broadway stint lasted for three years to close on 20th March, 1954. The success of the musical paved the way for its premier at the famous West End, London on 8th October, 1953. The venue for the London debut was Theatre Royal and just like its American predecessor it received glowing reviews from everyone. The classic has seen its re-incarnation on both Broadway and the West End more than once since then. These revivals have also earned Tony and Olivier awards to cement its reputation as one of the biggest hits of all time.
The King I has also graced the silver screen first as a musical film in 1956 and then as an animated movie in the year 1999. Its revival and conversion into a tour go to show how highly it is still regarded by every theater enthusiast. The fact it is still going as strong as ever is a testament to the level of excellence it has been able to create over the years. The main essence of the musical has remained intact despite so many revivals. Book The King I tickets and watch this timeless classic like it is meant to be seen, live.
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