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Flower Drum Song   

St. James Theatre, (12/01/1958 - 5/07/1960)
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Opening Date: Dec 01, 1958    
Closing Date: May 07, 1960 Total Performances: 600

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: San Francisco's Chinatown. The Present.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein; Produced in association with Joseph Fields
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields; Based on the novel by C. Y. Lee; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson, Jr.; Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley
Directed by Gene Kelly; Choreographed by Carol Haney
Scenic Production by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Smith: William Pitkin; Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Florence Klotz
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: Maurice Winters
General Stage Manager: James Hammerstein; Stage Manager: Ted Hammerstein and Fred Hearn; Production Supervisor: Jerome Whyte
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Michel Mok, Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Casting: Edward Blum; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Miss Haney: Hugh Lambert; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele and Jerri Kenneally; Assistant to Mr. Fields: Gerry Hall; Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley; Assistant to Mr. Kelly: Jean Covne
Larry BlydenSammy Fong
Pat SuzukiLinda Low
Miyoshi UmekiMei-Li
Juanita HallMadam Liang
Arabella Hong
Broadway debut
Helen Chao
Ed KenneyWang Ta
Keye LukeWang Chi Yang
Patrick AdiarteWang San
Jose AhumadaDancing ensemble
Fumi AkimotoDancing ensemble
Peter ChanProfessor Cheng
Paula ChinDancing ensemble
Victor DuntiereDancing ensemble
Anita EllisNight Club Singer
Helen FunaiDancing ensemble
Pat GriffithDancing ensemble
Luis Robert HernandezChild
Mary HuieDancing ensemble
Marion JimDancing ensemble
Betty KawamuraDancing ensemble
Susan Lynn KikuchiChild
Baayork LeeDancing ensemble
Jon LeeMr. Huan
the banker
Chao LiDr. Lu Fong
George LiDancing ensemble
David LoberDancing ensemble
Robert LorcaDancing ensemble
Harry Shaw LoweMr. Lung
the tailor
Wonci LuiDancing ensemble
George MinamiDancing ensemble
Jo Anne MiyaDancing ensemble
Linda Low in the ballet
Eileen NaKamuraMadam Fong
Denise QuanDancing ensemble
Rose Quong
Broadway debut
Liu Ma
Vicki RacimoDancing ensemble
Linda RibucaChild
Yvonne RibucaChild
Shawnee SmithDancing ensemble
Jack Soo
Broadway debut
Frankie Wing
Maureen TiongcoDancing ensemble
David ToguriDancing ensemble
Mabel WingDancing ensemble
Conrad YamaDr. Li
George YoungHeadwaiter
Dancing ensemble
YurikoDancing ensemble
Mei-Li in the ballet
Understudies: Cely Carrillo (Mei-Li, Night Club Singer), Peter Chan (Dr. Lu Fong), Anita Ellis (Helen Chao, Linda Low), Marion Jim (Liu Ma), Jon Lee (Wang Ta), Chao Li (Dr. Li), George Minami (Wang San), Eileen NaKamura (Madam Liang), Rose Quong (Madam Fong), Jack Soo (Sammy Fong), Conrad Yama (Wang Chi Yang) and George Young (Frankie Wing)
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields ;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ;  Music by Richard Rodgers ;  Produced in association with Joseph Fields
 1959 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Larry Blyden
 1959 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Miyoshi Umeki
 1959 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Irene Sharaff
 1959 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Carol Haney
winner 1959 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner] 
 Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola
Theatre World
winner 1959 Award [recipient] 
  Pat Suzuki
You Are BeautifulWang Ta and Madam Liang
A Hundred Million MiraclesMei-Li, Dr. Li, Wang Chi Yang, Madam Liang and Liu Ma
I Enjoy Being a GirlLinda Low and Company
I Am Going to Like It HereMei-Li
Like a GodWang Ta
Chop SueyMadam Liang, Wang San and Ensemble
Don't Marry MeSammy Fong and Mei-Li
Grant AvenueLinda Low and Ensemble
Love, Look AwayHelen Chao
Fan Tan FannieNight Club Singer and Girls
Gliding Through My MemoreeFrankie Wing and Girls
Grant Avenue (Reprise) Entire Company
BalletWang Ta, Mei-Li in the ballet, Linda Low in the ballet and Dancers
Love, Look Away (Reprise) Helen Chao
The Other GenerationMadam Liang and Wang Chi Yang
SundayLinda Low and Sammy Fong
The Other Generation (Reprise) Wang San and Children
Wedding ParadeMei-Li and Dancers
FinaleEntire Company