The Story

It is 1862 and Anna Leonowens and her son Louis are on the deck of the Chow Phya with Captain Orton approaching Bangkok where Anna will serve as a teacher to the wives and children of King Mongkut of Siam. The King’s royal barge approaches and the Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister, boards the ship and addresses Anna. He informs her that she ...
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Rodgers & Hammerstein

These two created the Broadway musical. With Richard Rodgers composing the music and Oscar Hammerstein II writing the words, Rodgers and Hammerstein became perhaps the most successful writing team in the history of musical theater. Through a series of groundbreaking shows throughout the 1940s and 1950s, they changed the face of theater.
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Jerome Robbins

“Give me something to dance about and I'll dance it.” -Jerome Robbins to Irving Berlin.
Most either loved Jerome Robbins or hated him. That aside, no one can dispute his position as THE director and choreographing force of American musical theatre.
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Letters & a King

The King of Siam to President Abe Lincoln and President Abe Lincoln to the King of Siam. The writing style of each man is fascinating.
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Key People


Broadway Royalty - Catherine Zuber

Explore the creative approach for this costume designing legend and 7-time Tony Award Winner.

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Michael Yeargan - Set Design

American designer Michael Yeargan made his Royal Opera debut in the 1990-1 Season designing sets and costumes for Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Attila. He returned to design sets and costumes for Jonathan Eaton’s production of I puritani, and sets for Moshinsky’s productions of Stiffelio, Aida (also costumes) and Simon Boccanegra. He also designed sets and costumes for Welsh National Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci performed at the Royal Opera House. In the 2018/19 Season The Royal Opera revive Simon Boccanegra, for which he designed sets.


Christopher Gattelli - Dance Choreographer

Christopher Gattelli received the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography of Newsies. Additional Broadway choreography credits include The King and I (Tony Award nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Sunday in the Park with George, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Casa Valentina, Amazing Grace, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, and High Fidelity. Off-Broadway credits include: Altar Boyz (Lucille Lortel and Calloway Awards); Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel Award); tick, tick...BOOM!; 10 Million Miles, and Adrift in Macao. West End and London credits include South Pacific; Sunday in the Park with George, and tick, tick...BOOM! National and international tour credits include Altar Boyz, Godspell, Grease, and Pooh’s Perfect Day (world premiere by Disney Theatricals).  Christopher choreographed South Pacific at the Sydney Opera House, directed and choreographed SILENCE! The Musical (named in Time magazine’s top 10 theater of 2011) off-Broadway, the world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,Departure Lounge (The Public Theater) and In Your Arms (New York Stage and Film and The Old Globe). He choreographed the Coen brothers’ film Hail, Caesar!, and recently has choreographed SpongeBob the Musical, and My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews at the Sydney Opera House.

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