Broadway Shows: The King and I, Blackbird, American Psycho
No matter how many times people have seen Broadway shows, just knowing that another production will be performed just makes everyone burst with excitement. Generally, fans delight in the unique experience that Broadway brings. Below are three of the most-loved Broadways masterpieces that no one should ever miss. With perfectly executed performances and exceptional plots, there is no question why Broadway shows are always a hit.
The King and I
“The King and I” won a Tony Award in 1952 for the Best Musical. It's a Rodgers and Hammerstein production inspired by the novel "Anna and the King of Siam”, which was written by Margaret Landon. The story of “The King and I” revolves around Anna, a widow and a teacher. She has to tutor the children of a King, but she has to put up with a lot of challenges including dealing with the King's very strong personality and the differences in culture.
The New York Times regarded “Blackbird” as a truly impressive drama written by David Harrower. The story is about the sexual obsession that has made lives profoundly affected. Fifteen years after abusing a twelve-year-old girl, the man meets his victim. A film adaptation of “Blackbird” is about to be released, directed by Benedict Andrews and starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn.
The “American Psycho” musical premiered in 2013 at Almeida Theatre in London. Earlier this year, its production started working on preview performances under the direction of Rupert Goold. “American Psycho” is the story of a wealthy guy who seems to be living a comfortable but normal kind of life. He goes partying during the night and spends time working out during the day. Behind his boy-next-door image, the man is actually a psychopath who has killed humans.