MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 01, 1958
Closing Date
May 07, 1960
Performances
600
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

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Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Dec 01, 1958 - May 07, 1960)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
San Francisco's Chinatown. The Present.

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; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele and Jerri Kenneally
Sammy Fong
Dec 01, 1958 - Nov 30, 1959
Linda Low
Mei-Li
Dec 01, 1958 - Dec 31, 1959
Madam Liang
Arabella Hong
Broadway debut
Helen Chao
Wang Ta
Wang Chi Yang
Wang San
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Professor Cheng
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Night Club Singer
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Mr. Huan
the banker
Dr. Lu Fong
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Mr. Lung
the tailor
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
 
Linda Low in the ballet
Madam Fong
Dancing ensemble
Rose Quong
Broadway debut
Liu Ma
Dancing ensemble
Child
Dancing ensemble
Jack Soo
Broadway debut
Frankie Wing
Dec 01, 1958 - Nov 30, 1959
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Dr. Li
Headwaiter
 
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
 
Mei-Li in the ballet
Understudies: Cely Carrillo (Mei-Li, Night Club Singer), Peter Chan (Dr. Lu Fong), Anita Ellis (Linda Low, Helen Chao), 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)

St. James Theatre (Dec 01, 1958 - May 07, 1960)

Cast

Mei-Li
Jan 01, 1960 - May 07, 1960
Sammy Fong
Dec 01, 1959 - May 07, 1960
Dancing ensemble
Dancing ensemble
Linda Low in the ballet
Dancing ensemble
You Are Beautiful
Wang Ta and Madam Liang
A Hundred Million Miracles
Mei-Li, Dr. Li, Wang Chi Yang, Madam Liang and Liu Ma
I Enjoy Being a Girl
Linda Low and Company
I Am Going to Like It Here
Mei-Li
Like a God
Wang Ta
Chop Suey
Madam Liang, Wang San and Ensemble
Don't Marry Me
Sammy Fong and Mei-Li
Grant Avenue
Linda Low and Ensemble
Love, Look Away
Helen Chao
Fan Tan Fannie
Night Club Singer and Girls
Gliding Through My Memoree
Frankie Wing and Girls
Grant Avenue (Reprise)
Entire Company
Ballet
Wang Ta, Mei-Li in the ballet, Linda Low in the ballet and Dancers
Love, Look Away (Reprise)
Helen Chao
The Other Generation
Madam Liang and Wang Chi Yang
Sunday
Linda Low and Sammy Fong
The Other Generation (Reprise)
Wang San and Children
Wedding Parade
Mei-Li and Dancers
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1959 Nominee
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein; Produced in association with Joseph Fields
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1959 Nominee
Larry Blyden
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1959 Nominee
Miyoshi Umeki
 

Best Costume Design

1959 Nominee
Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
 

Best Choreography

1959 Nominee
Choreographed by Carol Haney

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1959 Winner
Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola

Theatre World

Award

1959 Recipient
Pat Suzuki
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