In Spite of the Crisis, Broadway Bows to “The King” Once More

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic”

On this National Day of Prayer, please allow me to answer one prayer of my own, that this pandemic crisis currently circling the globe would not forever silence Let me first express my thanks to all of my readers who have so kindly sent messages of concern and appreciation for the more than two decades of service to the performing arts that this column has provided to readers across our nation, and beyond. For those finding themselves homebound with a shortage of reading material, the many hundreds of TPC columns can be readily accessed at by simply scrolling down the main page, or perhaps occasionally clicking on the “forward”  or “back” arrows that may be indicated at the close of individual stories. But now, on to the good news.

Tomorrow night (May 8, 2020), and throughout the upcoming weekend, Lincoln Center Theatre will combine forces with to stream LCT’s Tony Award-winning 2015 production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s THE KING & I. The show will be presented without cost to viewers, as the usual subscription fees will be waived on those three days. Why not take a Corona-break and gather the family (six feet apart), to enjoy one of Broadway’s most loved and legendary musicals. Together, WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!

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About The People's Critic

David Dow Bentley III, writes columns about the performing arts which are featured in newspapers from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), The International Theatre Critics Association, and America's oldest theatrical club, The Lambs, he also had long service as the editor of The Lambs' Script magazine. Mr. Bentley may be contacted via e-mail at
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