The play is laid in two mythical countries. One is called Lichtenburg. The other is the United States.
The three principals from the Broadway company (Ethel Merman, Russel Nype, and Richard Eastham) reprised their roles for this tour's opening engagement in Washington DC. There was a special matinee on Friday, May 30, 1952 where their successors (Elaine Stritch, David Daniels, and Kent Smith, respectively) performed prior to taking over the roles full-time on June 2, 1952 in Philadelphia. Merman, Nype, and Eastham were all in the audience for this performance.