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Lute Song   
A love story with music.

Plymouth Theatre, (2/06/1946 - 6/08/1946)
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Opening Date: Feb 06, 1946    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1946 Total Performances: 142

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by Arthur Hopkins
Produced by Michael Myerberg
Book by Sidney Howard and Will Irwin; Based on the famous Chinese play "Pi-Pa-Ki" by Kao-Tong-Kia and Mao-Tseo; Music by Raymond Scott; Lyrics by Bernard Hanighen; Musical Director: Eugene Kusmiak; Music orchestrated by Raymond Scott
Directed by John Houseman; Choreographed by Yeichi Nimura
Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Costume Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Miss Martin's costumes designed and executed by Valentina; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones
General Manager: Matilda Stanton; Company Manager: J. Charles Gilbert
Production Manager: John Paul; Stage Manager: Jose Véga; Assistant Stage Mgr: Millicent Ellis
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Anne Woll
Mary MartinTchao-Ou-Niang
the Wife
Jack AmorosoMessenger
Alan BanksEnsemble
Michael BlairSecond Applicant
A Secretary
Yul BrynnerTsai-Yong
the Husband
Mary BurrEnsemble
Victor BursetEnsemble
Joseph CamioloA Lesser Bonze
Ralph ClantonThe Imperial Chamberlain
The Genie
Jack CooperEnsemble
Helen CraigPrincess Nieou-Chi
Daughter of the Imperial Preceptor
Nancy DavisSi-Tchun
a Lady in Waiting
Diane de BrettA Marriage Broker
Clarence DerwentThe Manager
The Honorable Tchang
Augustin DuncanTsai
the Father
Mildred DunnockMadame Tsai
the Mother
Ronald FletcherImperial Attendant
Gene GalvinThe Food Commissioner
A Bonze
Arlene GarverEnsemble
John HighImperial Guard
A Merchant
Lisan KayThe Black Ape
Phoenix Bird
Max LeavittFirst Clerk
John Robert LloydImperial Guard
Lisa MaslovaThe White Tiger
Phoenix Bird
McKay MorrisPrince Nieou
the Imperial Preceptor
Rex O'MalleyYouen-Kong
the Steward
Lang PageEnsemble
Bernard PisarskiEnsemble
Mary Ann ReeveHand Maiden
Leslie RheinfeldSecond Property Man
A Lesser Bonze
Donald RoseA Little Boy
Teddy RoseChild
Gordon ShowalterImperial Attendant
Walter StaneThe Lion
Sydelle SylovnaWaiting Woman
Bob TurnerSecond Clerk
A Rich Man
Albert VecchioFirst Property Man
The Lion
Pamela WildeWaiting Woman
Tom Emlyn WilliamsFirst Applicant
Priest of Amida Buddha
Blanche ZoharHand Maiden
music by Raymond Scott; lyrics by Bernard Hanighen
ACT 1 Sung By
Mountain High, Valley LowTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Monkey See, Monkey DoTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Where You AreTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 2 Sung By
Willow TreeTsai-Yong (the Husband)
Vision SongTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Bitter HarvestTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 3 Sung By
Mountain High, Valley Low (Reprise) Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Lute SongTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)