Marin Mazzie found herself last Friday wearing a lilac ball gown hoop skirt and a determined expression.
She was waiting to go onstage for the top of Act 2 of the lavish Broadway production of "The King and I" at Lincoln Center. This was her first and only rehearsal of the show in full costume with all the other actors and the orchestra before she does it for real Tuesday night in front of an audience.
"Ready to give it a try?" asked Lisa Chernoff, the assistant stage manager.
"Let's do it," replied Mazzie, before striding out to play the leading part of school teacher Anna Leonowens.
Leaping aboard a finely-tuned musical like...