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Rex

Before Six was even a twinkle in the imagination of the West End, there was Rex.

A musical about Henry VIII (and a couple of his wives) that was brought to Broadway with the legendary Richard Rodgers as the composer and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) writing the lyrics.

This show has been forgotten to time, but we think his story needs to come to a head. (You know we had to!)


Featured Recording: Rex Original Broadway Cast Recording – RCA -- 1976


For the rights to produce the show, contact Sherman Yellen and Sheldon Harnick directly.


Richard Rodgers:

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/31/archives/richard-rodgers-is-dead-at-age-77-broadways-renowned-composer.html

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Rodgers

https://www.biography.com/musician/richard-rodgers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rodgers

Sherman Yellen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Yellen

https://www.huffpost.com/author/sherman-yellen

Sheldon Harnick:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Harnick

https://www.songhall.org/profile/Sheldon_Harnick

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/realestate/sheldon-harnick-fiddler-on-the-roof.html

Show

Not Since Carrie: 40 Years of Broadway Musical Flops - Ken Mandelbaum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_(musical)

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2015/03/06/musical-month-rex

Nicol Williamson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicol_Williamson

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2012/jan/26/nicol-williamson

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/theater/nicol-williamson-a-mercurial-actor-is-dead-at-75.html

NY Times

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/05/14/355471202.html?pageNumber=76 (Nicol Williamson slaps a chorus members on the face for saying "That's a wrap"

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/06/23/121484294.html?pageNumber=50 (Walter Kerr Review)

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/04/26/75242393.html?pageNumber=32 (Clive Barnes Review)

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/04/25/79758714.html?pageNumber=65 (Hal Prince takes over as uncredited director)

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1974/04/17/148810072.html?pageNumber=40 (Show announcement 2 years before opening)

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1976/04/20/75236242.html?pageNumber=59 (They sold costume jewelry at intermission from $18-$75; With inflation this is $84.50 to $352 )




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