"2) « Like Eliza on the ice » seems to be cut. Might not a gay man feel like Eliza on the ice? Is it because the show originated in London, and Are brits not used to reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin or seeing The King and I?"
I've seen several other productions of the show in the UK - and one in Canada - and heard the song performed in 'Putting It Together' in Oxford and in a number of concerts, and that line has never been an issue.
And yes, thank you, we're certainly familiar with 'The King and I' here.