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Lute Song   
A love story with music.

 
Plymouth Theatre, (2/06/1946 - 6/08/1946)
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Opening Date: Feb 06, 1946    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1946 Total Performances: 142

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway



Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by Arthur Hopkins
Produced by Michael Myerberg
Book by Sidney Howard and Will Irwin; Based on the famous Chinese play "Pi-Pa-Ki" by Kao-Tong-Kia and Mao-Tseo; Music by Raymond Scott; Lyrics by Bernard Hanighen; Musical Director: Eugene Kusmiak; Music orchestrated by Raymond Scott
Directed by John Houseman; Choreographed by Yeichi Nimura
Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Costume Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Miss Martin's costumes designed and executed by Valentina; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones
General Manager: Matilda Stanton; Company Manager: J. Charles Gilbert
Production Manager: John Paul; Stage Manager: Jose Véga; Assistant Stage Mgr: Millicent Ellis
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Anne Woll
Cast
Mary MartinTchao-Ou-Niang
the Wife
Jack AmorosoMessenger
Ensemble
Alan BanksEnsemble
Michael BlairSecond Applicant
A Secretary
Yul BrynnerTsai-Yong
the Husband
Mary BurrEnsemble
Victor BursetEnsemble
Joseph CamioloA Lesser Bonze
Ensemble
Ralph ClantonThe Imperial Chamberlain
The Genie
Jack CooperEnsemble
Helen CraigPrincess Nieou-Chi
Daughter of the Imperial Preceptor
Nancy DavisSi-Tchun
a Lady in Waiting
Diane de BrettA Marriage Broker
Clarence DerwentThe Manager
The Honorable Tchang
Augustin DuncanTsai
the Father
Mildred DunnockMadame Tsai
the Mother
Ronald FletcherImperial Attendant
Ensemble
Gene GalvinThe Food Commissioner
A Bonze
Arlene GarverEnsemble
John HighImperial Guard
A Merchant
Ensemble
Lisan KayThe Black Ape
Phoenix Bird
Max LeavittFirst Clerk
Li-Wang
John Robert LloydImperial Guard
Ensemble
Lisa MaslovaThe White Tiger
Phoenix Bird
McKay MorrisPrince Nieou
the Imperial Preceptor
Rex O'MalleyYouen-Kong
the Steward
Lang PageEnsemble
Bernard PisarskiEnsemble
Mary Ann ReeveHand Maiden
Child
Leslie RheinfeldSecond Property Man
A Lesser Bonze
Ensemble
Donald RoseA Little Boy
Teddy RoseChild
Gordon ShowalterImperial Attendant
Ensemble
Walter StaneThe Lion
Ensemble
Sydelle SylovnaWaiting Woman
Ensemble
Bob TurnerSecond Clerk
A Rich Man
Albert VecchioFirst Property Man
The Lion
Ensemble
Pamela WildeWaiting Woman
Ensemble
Tom Emlyn WilliamsFirst Applicant
Priest of Amida Buddha
Blanche ZoharHand Maiden
Child
music by Raymond Scott; lyrics by Bernard Hanighen
ACT 1 Sung By
Mountain High, Valley LowTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Monkey See, Monkey DoTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Where You AreTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 2 Sung By
Willow TreeTsai-Yong (the Husband)
Vision SongTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Bitter HarvestTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 3 Sung By
Mountain High, Valley Low (Reprise) Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Lute SongTchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)