The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance this weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)
Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced that Australian music legend and theatre icon, Marty Rhone, will join the upcoming multimillion dollar production of The King and I in the featured role of The Kralahome. (more...)
Lovers of musical theatre should get in quickly as new seats go on sale for the Brisbane season of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Broadway musical The King and I from Monday 10 February at 9.00am. (more...)
On Twitter Watch, Donna Murphy wrote 'Once upon a time a witch needed 2 text some1 from the woods. In honor of the new year trying this twitter thing. pic.twitter.com/2JZ2X7Zb5D
Murphy received the first of her two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as 'Fosca' in Passion. Her second Tony for her portrayal of 'Anna Leonowans' in the 1996 revival of The King and I. Her Daytime Emmy Award came from her first television film, HBO's Someone Had to be Benny.
This talented and respected actress has had a diverse career, making a number of appearances on both the big and small screens, working in such films as The Bourne Legacy, Tangled, World Trade Center, Spider-Man 2, The Door in the Floor, Star Trek: Insurrection, Center Stage and The Astronaut's Wife. Murphy has also appeared on television shows The Mentalist, Damages, Law & Order and The Practice.' (more...)
Today in 1985, the second Broadway revival of THe King and I opened at the Broadway THeatre, where it ran for 191 performances. The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. (more...)
Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced additional cast members for their 2014 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. (more...)