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Rodgers and Hammerstein's eighth Broadway collaboration, based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song by C. Y. Lee.

Story: Mei Li has come to San Francisco for her arranged marriage to Sammy, but he would rather marry Linda Low. Luckily, Sammy's friend Wang Ta falls in love with Mei Li and they all live happily ever after.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Librettist: Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 1, 1958
Total Performances: 600
Original Cast: Miyoshi Umeki, Larry Blyden, Pat Suzuki, Juanita Hall, Ed Kenney, Keye Luke, Arabella Hong, Jack Soo, Anita Ellis
Director: Gene Kelly
Choreographer: Carol Haney
Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Virginia Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 17, 2002
Total Performances: 169
Original Cast: Lea Salonga, Sandra Allen, Alvin Ing, Randall Duk Kim, Hoon Lee, Allen Liu, Jose Llana, Jodi Long
Director and Choreographer: Robert Longbottom
Musical Director: David Chase
Orchestrations: Don Sebesky
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design: Natasha Katz

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