The King and I: the new Broadway cast recording
(Music Recording)

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Published:
Universal City, CA : Varése Sarabande, p1996.
Format:
Music Recording
Physical Desc:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Severna Park Library - CD Cabinet
COMPACT DISC SHOWS (K)
Description
Although Yul Brynner came to be closely identified with The King and I, having originated the part of the king on Broadway in 1951, played it on screen in 1956, and toured in the show in the 1970s and '80s, the musical was actually written not as a star vehicle for him (in fact the male lead has relatively little singing), but for Gertrude Lawrence, who originated the role of Anna Leonowens, the "I" of the title. Nevertheless, after Brynner's death in 1985, it seemed hard to imagine that The King and I could be performed again without him. Producer Jack Frost helped overcome that impression with a fresh production in Australia directed by Christopher Renshaw in 1991-92, and it was that production, albeit with a new American cast, that moved to Broadway on April 11, 1996, winning four Tony Awards, including those for best revival and best actress in a musical (Donna Murphy), and ultimately running 807 performances. Murphy, a Broadway veteran, was typically effective, adopting a proper British accent and making her way movingly through "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello, Young Lovers," and "Getting to Know You" as masterfully as any Anna ever had. But all eyes were on Broadway neophyte Lou Diamond Phillips, still best known for playing Ritchie Valens in the movie La Bamba. Phillips scaled down the king to more human proportions in keeping with the more realistic, more Oriental feel of the production. But he brought an energy and power to his portrayal that were his own, and he seemed utterly unaffected by the ghost of Brynner. The result was an excellent staging brought to disc here with plenty of dialogue and underscoring. This is one among many recordings of the score, but it preserves an excellent production of a classic show. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Language:
English
UPC:
030206576320

Notes

General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Musical.
General Note
Based on: Anna and the king of Siam / Margaret Landon.
Participants/Performers
Featuring Donna Murphy as Anna Leonowens and Lou Diamond Phillips as the King of Siam ; Orchestra conducted by Michael Rafter.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC, Aug. 26-27, 1996.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hammerstein, O., II., Rodgers, R., Murphy, D., Phillips, L. D., & Landon, M. (1996). The King and I: the new Broadway cast recording. Universal City, CA: Varése Sarabande.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Oscar Hammerstein, II et al.. 1996. The King and I: The New Broadway Cast Recording. Universal City, CA: Varése Sarabande.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Oscar Hammerstein, II et al., The King and I: The New Broadway Cast Recording. Universal City, CA: Varése Sarabande, 1996.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hammerstein, Oscar, II, et al. The King and I: The New Broadway Cast Recording. Universal City, CA: Varése Sarabande, 1996.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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