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Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner was a Russian-born American stage and film actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version; he played the role 4,625 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.

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Yul Brynner is preparing for

  • Annie - Grace Farrell

    20:45, Wed 30th June 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broad…

  • The Wiz - Trombone

    20:15, Wed 18th August 2021 - Sun 22nd August 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of…

  • Guys and Dolls - Drums

    20:15, Sun 10th April 2022 - Wed 13th April 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories by…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Conrad Birdie

    20:45, Sun 24th April 2022 - Thu 28th April 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    15:00, Sun 1st May 2022 - Thu 5th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Sun 8th May 2022 - Thu 12th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
    Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958.…

  • Mame - Chief Electrician

    16:00, Sun 15th May 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Mame is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Originally titled My Best Girl, it is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis…

  • No Exit - Deputy Stage Manager

    20:45, Fri 15th July 2022 - Tue 19th July 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    No Exit is a 1944 existentialist French play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The original title is the French equivalent of the legal term in camera, referring to a private discussion behind closed doors; English…

  • Pygmalion - Technical Director

    20:45, Sun 21st August 2022 - Wed 24th August 2022 at Random Venue 10

    Pygmalion is a 1912 play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character.
    Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza…

  • The Pajama Game - Pop

    20:30, Sat 10th September 2022 - Wed 14th September 2022 at The Old Vic

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker…

  • The Misanthrope - Acaste

    21:00, Sun 16th October 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    20:45, Wed 19th October 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Fri 21st October 2022 at Random Venue 86
    20:15, Sat 22nd October 2022 at London Palladium

    The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière. It was first performed on 4 June 1666 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris by the King's Play…

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