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Flower Drum Song

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Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song




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.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Oscar Hammerstein II



  • Premiere
  • 2002
  • 1961 Film

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

2002 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
Robert Longbottom
Choreographer
Robert Longbottom
Musical Director
David Chase
Orchestrations
Don Sebesky
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz

1961 Film Version

Movie Name
Flower Drum Song
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Henry Koster
Screenplay
Joseph Fields
Starring
Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo, Juanita Hall, Reiko Sato, Patrick Adiarte, Kam Tong, Victor Sen Yung, Soo Yong, Ching Wah Lee, James Hong, Miyoshi Umeki






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
Novel by C. Y. Lee


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Merchandise




1959 Tony Award Nominations

Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Larry Blyden
Best Actress in a Musical - Miyoshi Umeki
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography

1959 Theatre World Award Nominations

Pat Suzuki

2003 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography

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