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Flower Drum Song   

 
St. James Theatre , (12/01/1958 - 5/07/1960)
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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. 1960.


Production Staff [Collapse]
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 and Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele, Jerri Kenneally, Mary Steele and Jerri Kenneally; Assistant to Mr. Fields: Gerry Hall; Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley; Assistant to Mr. Kelly: Jean Covne
Cast
Larry Blyden Sammy Fong
Pat Suzuki Linda Low
Miyoshi Umeki Mei-Li
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 Child
Mary Huie Dancing ensemble
Marion Jim Dancing ensemble
Betty Kawamura Dancing ensemble
Susan Lynn Kikuchi Child
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 Child
Yvonne Ribuca Child
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 Headwaiter
Dancing ensemble
Yuriko 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 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
nominee 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