At the grand opening of the new Club Chop Suey, Linda, inspired by Mei-Li’s idea of using fans, kicks things off with a smoky, sexy number.
When Mei Li shares her inability to grasp American dating habits, Ta playfully assures her that she’s the kind of girl whose appeal is much simpler; someday a special guy will want to spend an idyllic Sunday with her.
Madame Rita Liang intends to transform the Golden Pearl Theater into the hottest nightspot in Chinatown. She inspires everyone with a grand vision of Grant Avenue, a bustling and successful place where Western tourists can see some “exotic” – but palatable – Chinese culture.
When Ta calls the story of the Flower Boat Maiden “corny,” Mei-Li disagrees, defending it as a beautiful tale in which the maiden makes the humble scholar realize he is a god.
Encouraging Mei Lin to pursue a relationship with Ta, Linda extols the power of women in “the land of opportunity.” Joined by a chorus of fawning men, Linda continues her celebration of femininity in a showstopping number at the Golden Pearl’s Nightclub Night.
Fascinated by her new surroundings and smitten by Ta, Mei Li eagerly embraces her new life in San Francisco.
This simple song, which Mei Li learned from her father, becomes the young woman’s theme as she journeys from China to San Francisco.
The commanding and sweeping Flower Drum Song introduces themes and melodies from such memorable numbers as “A Hundred Million Miracles,” “Love, Look Away,” “I Am Going To Like it Here” and more.
Recorded at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio a week after the show’s opening night at the St. James Theatre, this original cast recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song features beloved tunes like “I Enjoy Being A Girl,” “Sunday,” “Love, Look Away” and more. Under the musical direction of longtime R&H collaborator Salvatore Dell’Isola, the album features Broadway cast members … Read More
In 2001, Flower Drum Song was the first show ever to extend its scheduled run at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The following year, the production made its way to the Broadway stage at the Virginia Theatre (now August Wilson Theatre), opening on October 17, 2002, featuring a revised book by widely acclaimed, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry … Read More