Rex: Musical Info & Synopsis


Rex delves into the life and reign of King Henry VIII of England, chronicling his tumultuous relationships, political maneuverings, and personal struggles. The show also explores Henry’s marriages, including his famous union with Anne Boleyn, as well as his conflicts with the Catholic Church. With a blend of historical accuracy and theatrical flair, Rex offers audiences a glimpse at the life of one of history’s most prominent figures.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Cast Size: 13+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1500s / France

Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Sherman Yellen

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1976)➝


1970s, BiographicalChild Role, Christmas, Family, One-Word, RoyaltyTrue Story

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