"1492" played a total of 400 performances during its initial run. The performance count at each venue is undiscovered. The production went on to play an additional 52 performances in its return engagement at the Garden Theatre.
Rice's Surprise Party
Program note by Edward E. Rice: "With the consent of the author and composer, I have introduced some popular music of the day, a morceau by Rubinstein, three numbers by Mr. Perlet, and a few of my own, also a Grand Finale to the second act, "Our National Song," written expressly for me by Adam Itzel, Jr. of Baltimore. I make this explanation in order that Mr. Pfleuger may not be accused of plagiarism."