The Broadway Musical Home - The Musicals, People and Theatres of the Great White Way! I love all of these musicals except for "Once" this musical makes no sense and the performances on the Tony's and at the Thanksgiving Day Parade were terrible!!!!:(
1956 ~ with Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner: Anna Leonowens is one feisty teacher when she arrives in Bangkok to teach the King's children. Fun musical and when all is said and done (and sung) everyone learns a lesson or two. :)
The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. He is wounded and vulnerable.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) is one of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time from MGM, before a mass exodus to filmed adaptations of Broadway plays emerged as a standard pattern. It was made directly for film, and was not a Broadway adaptation.