The King and I

Original Broadway Production (1951)

Production Info

Opening March 29, 1951
Closing: March 20, 1954
Length of Run: 1246 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Choreography

Cast

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Louis Leonowens
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Anna Leonowens
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The Kralahome
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The King
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Tuptim
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Lady Thiang
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Prince Chulalongkorn
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Lun Tha
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Captain Orton
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The Interpreter

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune .... Anna and Louis
  • My Lord and Master .... Tuptim
  • Hello, Young Lovers! .... Anna
  • The Royal Siamese Children .... Anna, The King, His Wives and Children
  • A Puzzlement .... The King
  • The Royal Bangkok Academy .... Anna and Pupils
  • Getting to Know You .... Anna, Wives, Children and Michiko
  • We Kiss in a Shadow .... Tuptim and Lun Tha
  • A Puzzlement (Reprise) .... Prince Chulalongkorn and Louis
  • Shall I Tell You What I Think of You? .... Anna
  • Something Wonderful .... Lady Thiang
  • Finale .... Entire Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Western People Funny .... Lady Thiang and Wives
  • I Have Dreamed .... Tuptim and Lun Tha
  • Hello, Young Lovers (reprise) .... Anna
  • The Small House of Uncle Thomas Ballet .... Narrator (Tuptim), Uncle Thomas, Topsy, Little Eva, Eliza, King Simon, Angel, Royal Dancers, Musicians and Drummer
  • Song of the King .... The King and Anna
  • Shall We Dance? .... Anna and The King
  • Finale .... Entire Company

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Trivia & History

Gertrude Lawrence was diagnosed with cancer during the run of the show. She began missing shows quite frequently and collapsed in her dressing room. She died in September 1952, buried in her pink satin ballgown from the show.

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Production Info

Opening March 29, 1951
Closing: March 20, 1954
Length of Run: 1246 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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