My answer is an emphatic yes!
I got home a little later than I expected from the preview of the Lincoln Center production of "The King and I." I didn't write my post last night, but the memories stay very fresh this morning. As a preface, I am an enormous fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein and I wasn't sure that this production could equal the previous Lincoln Center productions of "Carousel" and "South Pacific," both of which are among my favorite theater experiences. Equal, it did and then some.
The music remains glorious. This is the show that gave us "Hello, Young Lovers," "I Have Dreamed" and of course, "Shall We Dance." Add extraordinary sets, amazing staging, great dancing and dazzling singing and acting. As the show would say, "Etc., etc., etc." This was a production and set of performances I will long remember and treasure.
The show is still in previews, set to open April 16. New York area friends, if you are at all interested in seeing "The King and I," please try and get tickets now. Once it opens, I anticipate that tickets will be very, very scarce.
The pool and sculpture at Lincoln Center. The neon lights for "The King and I" are in the back, left.
I'm off to the cleaners, drugstore and the gym. It's a real spring day in New York today and I'm out to enjoy it. Hope it's true spring all over Buttercupland.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. Happy spring!