The Theater: Memory Lane

Nostalgia is Broadway's top growth industry. And how could a stroll down the fond memory lane of great musicals be complete without a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I? The first and only true King, Yul Brynner, still rules the stage in the way that a mountain peak dominates its surroundings, and he has proved as immutable in appearance. Audiences have been humming the enduring, enchanting score ever since the opening night of 26 years ago. This production dwarfs recent musicals in its opulence. The dances, originally choreographed by Jerome...

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