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