The Vagabond King  

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The Vagabond King is a 1925 operetta by Rudolf Friml, with a book and lyrics by Brian Hooker and W.H. Post, telling a highly romanticized tale concerning the 15th century poet François Villon.

The original production opened at the Casino Theatre on September 21 1925. It starred Dennis King as Villon and Carolyn Thomson as Katherine and ran for a successful 511 performances. The production was lavish and used an unusually large pit orchestra. The operetta then had a successful run in London in 1927 at the Winter Garden Theatre, running for 480 performances, and toured extensively. Its occasional revivals include a 1943 Broadway revival. It was also performed regularly in the 1980s in New York by the Light Opera of Manhattan.



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