Welcome to February everyone! Hopefully you’re all taking time to stay warm and decompress in the midst of all the winter weather. And for those of you in warmer, sunnier climates, this is not the time to brag! To get us back into the swing of things for 2015’s theatre scene, we have a list of shows offering diverse casts, playwrights, and directors in New York City.
How many of you Broadway babies grew up on the good old Rogers and Hammerstein collection? I certainly did! For this week’s THROWBACK THURSDAY we are taking a look back at a one of R&H’s golden oldies: The King and I. Did you know that The King and I is based on a the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon? In fact, Landon wrote the novel based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens who was the governess to Siamese King Mongkut’s 82 children in the early 1860s! How do you remember all of those kids’ names? Or do you just start numbering them? They didn’t have name tags back in the 19th century did they? I digress.