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Encyclopedia > The King and I
The King and I
Poster for the original Broadway production
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Book Oscar Hammerstein II
Based upon Novel by Margaret Landon
Anna and the King of Siam
Productions 1951 Broadway

1953 West End
1956 Film
1977 Broadway revival
1979 West End revival
1985 Broadway revival
1996 Broadway revival
1999 Animated film
2000 West End revival
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Awards 1952 Tony Award for Best Musical

1996 Tony Award for Best Revival
Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Tony Award for Best Revival (Musical) has been awarded since 1994. ...

The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Its script is based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The plot comes from the story written by Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Leonowens' story, The English Governess at the Siamese Court, was autobiographical, although its objective accuracy is questionable; in Thailand, the possession of anything related to Anna and the King of Siam or The King and I is illegal, because of the historical inaccuracies about the King of Siam.[1] [2] Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article is about the American composer. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Anna and the King of Siam is a 1944 book by Margaret Landon, a play and a 1946 movie directed by John Cromwell. ... Margaret Landon (September 7, 1903 - December 4, 1993) was an American writer who became famous for Anna and the King of Siam, her 1944 novel of the life of Anna Leonowens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... King Mongkut (Rama IV), (October 18, 1804 – October 1, 1868) was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. ... Anthem: Phleng Chat Royal anthem: Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami Capital (and largest city) Bangkok Official languages Thai Demonym Thai Government Military Junta under Constitutional Monarchy  -  Monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej  -  Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont  -  President of the Council for National Security Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pookpasuk (acting) Formation  -  Sukhothai Kingdom 1238... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ...


The musical opened on Broadway in 1951 and was the fourth hit out of five collaborations for the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It ran for 1,246 performances, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical, among other awards. It spawned numerous revivals and a popular 1956 film version. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... This article is about the 1956 film, for the musical on which the film was based, see The King and I The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. ...

Contents

Plot

Mrs. Anna Leonowens, a widow from Wales, arrives in Bangkok with her young son to teach English to the children of the royal household. The King eventually honors his promise of a suitable house. He also very much wishes to absorb western knowledge, but is sometimes conflicted over how to reconcile western ways with his own. His efforts to do this, unacknowledged even by himself, are further hindered by his minister, who wishes to keep Western influence out of the court. This article is about the country. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ...


Meanwhile, a new (literate) slave for the king named Tuptim -- a gift from the king of Burma -- befriends "Mrs. Anna" and borrows her copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin. She transforms it into the Siamese ballet Small House of Uncle Thomas, which is presented amidst the welcoming of emissaries from Great Britain, making it clear she is unhappy being a slave to the King. After the performance, when she tries to escape with her lover Lun Tha, she is apprehended. Anna urges the King not to beat the girl; he states he will do so anyway but finds himself unable to (presumably due to Anna's influence on him) and he hides himself away and declines in health. In the play, it is strongly implied that both Tuptim and Lun Tha are put to death, but in the 1956 film version of The King and I, it is suggested that only Lun Tha is killed. Anthem Kaba Ma Kyei Capital Naypyidaw Largest city Yangon Official languages Burmese Demonym Burmese Government Military junta  -  Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Than Shwe  -  Prime Minister Soe Win  -  Acting Prime Minister Thein Sein Establishment  -  Bagan 849–1287   -  Taungoo Dynasty 1486–1752   -  Konbaung Dynasty 1752–1885   -  Colonial rule... Uncle Toms Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, is American author Harriet Beecher Stowes fictional anti-slavery novel. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ...


Anna, thinking that she can no longer be of any use, is just about to leave Siam when she is told that the King is dying. She decides to stay in order to help his young son, Prince Chulalongkorn to rule the people of Siam.


Music

Act I
  • Overture -- Orchestra
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune -- Anna and Louis
  • My Lord and Master -- Tuptim †
  • Hello, Young Lovers -- Anna
  • The March of the Siamese Children -- Orchestra
  • Scene Before Curtain (Home Sweet Home) -- Priests and Children
  • A Puzzlement -- King
  • The Royal Bangkok Academy -- Anna, Wives, and Children *
  • Getting to Know You -- Anna, Wives, and Children
  • We Kiss in a Shadow -- Tuptim and Lun Tha
  • A Puzzlement (Reprise) -- Louis and Prince Chululongkorn *
  • Shall I Tell You What I Think of You? -- Anna †
  • Something Wonderful -- Lady Thiang
  • Something Wonderful (Reprise) -- Lady Thiang *
  • Finale, Act I -- King, entire palace
Act II
  • Entr'acte -- Orchestra *
  • Western People Funny -- Lady Thiang and Wives ‡
  • I Have Dreamed -- Tuptim and Lun Tha †
  • Hello, Young Lovers (Reprise) -- Anna *
  • The Small House of Uncle Thomas (Ballet) -- Tuptim and Wives
  • Song of the King -- King
  • Shall We Dance? -- Anna and King
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (Reprise) -- Anna *

* Omitted from 1956 film
† Omitted from 1956 film, but included on film soundtrack
‡ Heard in the film as underscoring I Whistle a Happy Tune is a popular song. ... Hello, Young Lovers is a popular song. ... Getting to Know You is a popular song, introduced in the musical The King and I. The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1951. ... We Kiss in a Shadow is a popular song. ... I Have Dreamed is a popular song. ... Hello, Young Lovers is a popular song. ... I Whistle a Happy Tune is a popular song. ...


Notes on the music

The best-known songs from the musical are probably "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," "Hello, Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance?" Three songs omitted in the film-version, "My Lord and Master" , "I Have Dreamed", and "Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?," were nonetheless included in the film's soundtrack recording. The song, "I Have Dreamed" was used as an instrumental in the background score. The song "Western People Funny," sung by Lady Thiang in the stage version, appears in the film as orchestral background music. The first part of the "Song of the King" was also omitted in the film but included in the soundtrack recording. Only the second part of the song was retained in the film. Even the Overture was modified, due to the omission of "I Have Dreamed", which the film editor considered one too many love songs for Tuptim and Lun Tha. The most colorful number in the musical, visually (to Western audiences), is the ballet "Small House of Uncle Thomas," choreographed by Jerome Robbins. I Whistle a Happy Tune is a popular song. ... Getting to Know You is a popular song, introduced in the musical The King and I. The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1951. ... Hello, Young Lovers is a popular song. ... I Have Dreamed is a popular song. ... I Have Dreamed is a popular song. ... I Have Dreamed is a popular song. ... A number in music is a self-contained piece that is combined with other such pieces in a performance. ... Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 - July 29, 1998) was an American choreographer whose work has included everything from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. ...


Rodgers and Hammerstein knew they were writing for stars, Yul Brynner, who were primarily actors rather than singers. Therefore, they reserved the sweeping, more challenging melodies for the characters of Tuptim and Lun Tha and kept the songs sung by the other leads simple.


Mary Martin had starred in South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein a few years previously and was an investor in The King and I. When Gertrude Lawrence wanted to have a song with the children, Martin suggested that Rodgers and Hammerstein write new lyrics for "Suddenly Lovely," which had been cut out from South Pacific. The song then became "Getting to Know You." [3] Mary Virginia Martin (b. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Gertrude Lawrence (July 4, 1898 - September 6, 1952) was an actress and musical performer popular in the 1930s and 1940s, appearing on stage in London and on Broadway, and in several films. ... Getting to Know You is a popular song, introduced in the musical The King and I. The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1951. ...


Productions

Original Broadway 1951


The musical opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on March 29, 1951 and starred Gertrude Lawrence as Anna, and a then mostly unknown Yul Brynner as the King. The production was directed by John Van Druten, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with scenic and lighting design by Jo Mielziner, and costumes designed by Irene Sharaff. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The St. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gertrude Lawrence (July 4, 1898 - September 6, 1952) was an actress and musical performer popular in the 1930s and 1940s, appearing on stage in London and on Broadway, and in several films. ... Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... John William Van Druten (1 June 1901–19 December 1957) was an English dramatist, best known for writing light comedies. ... Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 - July 29, 1998) was an American choreographer whose work has included everything from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. ... Jo Mielziner (1901-1976) is an American theatrical designer born in Paris, France. ... Irene Sharaff (b. ...


It ran for 1,246 performances and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress, Best Featured Actor (for Brynner, who was billed below the title and therefore considered featured instead of lead), Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design. Lawrence died the year after The King and I opened on Broadway. She was 54 years old. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who is voted the best non-starring actor in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Tony Award for Best Scenic Design is the Tony Award given to a designer for outstanding set design of either a play or musical. ...


London debut 1953


The musical opened at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on October 8, 1953, and starred Valerie Hobson as Anna and Herbert Lom as the King. Muriel Smith portrayed Lady Thiang. The show ran for 926 performances.[4] Currently home to Lord Of The Rings, the musical. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Valerie Hobson (April 14, 1917 – November 13, 1998) was a British actress, who appeared in a number of British films during the 1940s and 1950s. ... Herbert Lom [Czech IPA: ] is an international film actor. ... Muriel Smith (May 9, 1930-) is a Manitoba politician. ...


1977 Broadway revival


Brynner reprised the role twice on Broadway in 1977 and 1985 and played it over 4,000 times in the course of his life. He often stated he was far too young for the part when he originated it and felt more comfortable as the King in later years. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the year. ...


The 1977 production opened at the Uris Theatre, (now the George Gershwin Theatre) on May 2, 1977 with, in addition to Brynner, Constance Towers as Anna Leonowens, June Angela as Tuptim and Martin Vidnovic as Lun Tha. It was directed by Yuriko. Angela Lansbury took over the role of Anna later in the run. The revival ran for 695 performances. The George Gershwin Theatre, located at 222 West 51st Street in New York City, was originally built as the Uris Theatre in 1972. ... Constance playing Julianna Deschanel in Sunset Beach Constance Towers (b. ... June Angela (born August 18, 1959) is an Asian-American actress, singer, and dancer best known as Julie, the mainstay member of the Short Circus on the PBS childrens television series The Electric Company. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ...


1979 London revival


In 1979 a new production opened at the London Palladium with Brynner recreating his most famous role, co-starring with Virginia McKenna and John Bennett. The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Virginia McKenna & Elsa (stand-in) Virginia McKenna O.B.E. (born June 7, 1931 in London, UK) is a British stage and screen actress. ... For other people named John Bennett, see here. ...


1985 Broadway revival


The 1985 revival opened at The Broadway Theatre on January 7, 1985 with Brynner, and Mary Beth Peil as Anna. The production was directed by Mitch Leigh. This revival was nominated for two Tony awards. Yul Brynner received a Tony Special Award "honoring his 4,525 performances in The King and I. It ran for 191 performances. The Broadway Theatre, showing The Color Purple, May 2007 Entrance The Broadway Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 1681 Broadway in midtown-Manhattan. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mary Beth Peil (born June 25, 1930) is an American opera singer and actress best known as Evelyn Ryan on the television series Dawsons Creek. ... Mitch Leigh (born January 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American writer of musical theatre and theatrical producer best known for the show Man Of La Mancha. ...


1992 Hollywood Studio Cast


In 1992 the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under the baton and direction of John Mauceri, recorded the King and I. The cast included Julie Andrews as Anna, Ben Kingsley as the king, Lea Salonga as Tuptim, Peabo Bryson as Lun-Tha, and Marilyn Horne as Lady Thiang. Playboy Jazz Festival hosted in the Hollywood Bowl 2007 Public event being held at the Hollywood Bowl by the Technocracy movement, circa 1930s. ... John Mauceri, music director, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television was born in New York, 1945. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE, (born December 31, 1943) is a British actor. ... Lea Salonga-Chien (born Maria Ligaya Carmen Imutan Salonga on February 22, 1971 in Angeles City, Philippines) is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Theatre World award-winning Filipino singer and actress who is best known for her portrayal of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Marilyn Horne The American opera singer Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is a mezzo soprano who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. ...


1996 Broadway revival


Another Broadway revival opened on April 11, 1996 at the Neil Simon Theatre, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as King Mongkut in his Broadway debut and Donna Murphy as Anna Leonowens. The secondary parts were cast as follows: Lun Tha was played by Jose Llana, Tuptim by Joohee Choi, and Lady Thiang by Taewon Kim. The production ran for 780 performances and closed February 22, 1998. The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won four, including the awards for Best Musical (Revival) and Best Actress in a Musical. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... Lou Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American film and television actor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jose Llana is a Filipino-American singer and actor. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ...


A production based on the 1996 Broadway revival opened May 3, 2000, at the London Palladium. It starred Elaine Paige as Anna and Jason Scott Lee and Paul Nakauchi as the King. The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... Jason Scott Lee playing Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Jason Scott Lee (李截, pinyin: Lǐ Jié, born November 19, 1966) is an American movie actor. ... Paul Nakauchi is an American actor. ...

Poster for the 2000 London revival
Poster for the 2000 London revival

In 2005 the musical was rated fourth in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of "The Nation's Number One Essential Musicals" (wherein "Nation" refers to the United Kingdom). Image File history File links 937f_1_b. ... Image File history File links 937f_1_b. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is by far the most popular station in the UK, reaching some 27% of the available audience in 2006[1]. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in... An opinion poll is a survey of opinion from a particular sample. ...


2007 Asia tour


The musical made its Asia premiere in Shenzhen, China, on April 25, 2007. The tour continued to Hangzhou, China, as well as to Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The production starred Paul Nakauchi, formerly of the 2000 London revival production, as the King and Brianna Borger as Anna. Paul Nakauchi is an American actor. ...


Film and television versions

1956 film version

Main article: The King and I (film)

The musical was filmed in 1956 with Brynner re-creating his role opposite Deborah Kerr. The film won 5 Academy Awards and was nominated for four more. Brynner won an Oscar as Best Actor for his portrayal, and Kerr was nominated as Best Actress. The film also won for best music. This article is about the 1956 film, for the musical on which the film was based, see The King and I The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


1999 Animated version

RichCrest Animation Studios released a new, animated adaptation of the musical in 1999. However, except for using some of the songs, the story was unrelated to the Rodgers and Hammerstein version. The King and I is an animated film adaptation of the musical of the same name, produced by Warner Bros. ... RichCrest Animation Studios (formerly Rich Animation Studios) was an animation studio located in California. ...


Other film and television versions


A short-lived television series entitled Anna and the King was created in 1972, giving credit to Margaret Landon for the creation. Yul Brynner reprised his role in the series as the King while Samantha Eggar played Anna Leonowens. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... See also: 1971 in television, other events of 1972, 1973 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1972-73 American network television schedule. ... Margaret Landon (September 7, 1903 - December 4, 1993) was an American writer who became famous for Anna and the King of Siam, her 1944 novel of the life of Anna Leonowens. ... From The Walking Stick, 1970 Samantha Eggar (born March 5, 1939) is an English actress. ...


There are two non-musical films based upon the Anna Leonowens story. In 1946, Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne starred in the film Anna and the King of Siam. In 1999, 20th Century Fox released another film entitled Anna and the King. This version starred Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat. See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Anna and the King of Siam is a 1944 book by Margaret Landon, a play and a 1946 movie directed by John Cromwell. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... For other uses, see Anna and the King (TV series). ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962)[1] is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ...


Reaction in Thailand

Most Thai were shocked by the portrayal of their revered nineteenth-century king, Mongkut, in the musical The King and I. The stage and screen versions were based on Margaret Landon's 1944 book entitled Anna and the King of Siam. To correct the record, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni and Kukrit Pramoj wrote the account The King of Siam speaks in 1948. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat,[5] who drew on it for his biography entitled Mongkut the King of Siam (1961). Moffat donated the Pramoj manuscript to the U.S. Library of Congress in 1961.[6] King Mongkut (Rama IV), (October 18, 1804 – October 1, 1868) was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. ... Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj (May 20, 1905 - July 28, 1997), (Thai: ) was three times prime minister of Thailand and a politician active in the Democrat Party. ... Maj. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ...


References

  1. ^ Thai Students' Guide: The King & I, Fact Or Fiction?
  2. ^ Thailand travel guide from Wikitravel
  3. ^ Playbill Happy Talk 18 Dec 1995
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/paige/essentialvote.shtml
  5. ^ Finding Aid for the Abbot Low Moffat papers, 1929-1943 (APAP-063). Bonita L. Weddle, compiler, January 31, 2000. M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.
  6. ^ Southeast Asian Collection, Asian Division, Library of Congress

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Awards
Preceded by
Guys and Dolls
Tony Award for Best Musical
1952
Succeeded by
Wonderful Town
Preceded by
Show Boat
Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
1996
Succeeded by
Chicago

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