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Flower Drum Song   

St. James Theatre, (12/01/1958 - 5/07/1960)
First Preview: Total Previews:
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 [See More]
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.
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
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
Larry Blyden
Sammy Fong
Pat Suzuki
Linda Low
Miyoshi Umeki
Juanita Hall
Madam Liang
Arabella Hong
Broadway debut
Helen Chao
Ed Kenney
Wang Ta
Keye Luke
Wang Chi Yang
Patrick Adiarte
Wang San
Jose Ahumada
Dancing ensemble
Fumi Akimoto
Dancing ensemble
Peter Chan
Professor Cheng
Paula Chin
Dancing ensemble
Victor Duntiere
Dancing ensemble
Anita Ellis
Night Club Singer
Helen Funai
Dancing ensemble
Pat Griffith
Dancing ensemble
Luis Robert Hernandez
Mary Huie
Dancing ensemble
Marion Jim
Dancing ensemble
Betty Kawamura
Dancing ensemble
Susan Lynn Kikuchi
Baayork Lee
Dancing ensemble
Jon Lee
Mr. Huan
the banker
Chao Li
Dr. Lu Fong
George Li
Dancing ensemble
David Lober
Dancing ensemble
Robert Lorca
Dancing ensemble
Harry Shaw Lowe
Mr. Lung
the tailor
Wonci Lui
Dancing ensemble
George Minami
Dancing ensemble
Jo Anne Miya
Dancing ensemble
Linda Low in the ballet
Eileen NaKamura
Madam Fong
Denise Quan
Dancing ensemble
Rose Quong
Broadway debut
Liu Ma
Vicki Racimo
Dancing ensemble
Linda Ribuca
Yvonne Ribuca
Shawnee Smith
Dancing ensemble
Jack Soo
Broadway debut
Frankie Wing
Maureen Tiongco
Dancing ensemble
David Toguri
Dancing ensemble
Mabel Wing
Dancing ensemble
Conrad Yama
Dr. Li
George Young
Dancing ensemble
Dancing 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 by Rodgers & Hammerstein; 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 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