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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 Martin Tchao-Ou-Niang
the Wife
Jack Amoroso Messenger
Ensemble
Alan Banks Ensemble
Michael Blair Second Applicant
A Secretary
Yul Brynner Tsai-Yong
the Husband
Mary Burr Ensemble
Victor Burset Ensemble
Joseph Camiolo A Lesser Bonze
Ensemble
Ralph Clanton The Imperial Chamberlain
The Genie
Jack Cooper Ensemble
Helen Craig Princess Nieou-Chi
Daughter of the Imperial Preceptor
Nancy Davis Si-Tchun
a Lady in Waiting
Diane de Brett A Marriage Broker
Clarence Derwent The Manager
The Honorable Tchang
Augustin Duncan Tsai
the Father
Mildred Dunnock Madame Tsai
the Mother
Ronald Fletcher Imperial Attendant
Ensemble
Gene Galvin The Food Commissioner
A Bonze
Arlene Garver Ensemble
John High Imperial Guard
A Merchant
Ensemble
Lisan Kay The Black Ape
Phoenix Bird
Max Leavitt First Clerk
Li-Wang
John Robert Lloyd Imperial Guard
Ensemble
Lisa Maslova The White Tiger
Phoenix Bird
McKay Morris Prince Nieou
the Imperial Preceptor
Rex O'Malley Youen-Kong
the Steward
Lang Page Ensemble
Bernard Pisarski Ensemble
Mary Ann Reeve Hand Maiden
Child
Leslie Rheinfeld Second Property Man
A Lesser Bonze
Ensemble
Donald Rose A Little Boy
Teddy Rose Child
Gordon Showalter Imperial Attendant
Ensemble
Walter Stane The Lion
Ensemble
Sydelle Sylovna Waiting Woman
Ensemble
Bob Turner Second Clerk
A Rich Man
Albert Vecchio First Property Man
The Lion
Ensemble
Pamela Wilde Waiting Woman
Ensemble
Tom Emlyn Williams First Applicant
Priest of Amida Buddha
Blanche Zohar Hand Maiden
Child
music by Raymond Scott; lyrics by Bernard Hanighen
ACT 1Sung By
Mountain High, Valley Low Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Monkey See, Monkey Do Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Where You Are Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 2Sung By
Willow Tree Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Vision Song Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife) and Tsai-Yong (the Husband)
Bitter Harvest Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
ACT 3Sung By
Mountain High, Valley Low (Reprise)Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)
Lute Song Tchao-Ou-Niang (the Wife)