#ThrowBackThursday – The King and I

#ThrowBackThursday – The King and I

Each Thursday, we bring you another memorable moment from Broadway’s past.

Each Thursday, we bring you another memorable moment from Broadway’s past. This week, we rewind the clock to May of 1977!  Enjoy!

  • The revival of The King and I opened at the Uris Theatre (since renamed the Gershwin) on May 2nd, 1977.
  • The show starred Yul Brynner, returning to the role of the King of Siam, a role he originated in the original production, which ran from 1951 to 1954.
  • The show ran for nearly 700 performances as was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, including a nomination for Angela Lansbury, who replaced Constance Towers as Anna Leonowens.

Below, check out a commercial from the production that you can only see on Broadway Direct!