1960 West End Premiere

Rodgers & HammersteinFlower Drum Song

While the original Broadway production continued its run, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song made its West End Premiere at London’s Palace Theatre on March 24, 1960, where it would run 464 performances, through spring of the following year. For its debut across the pond, Jerome Whyte replicated Gene Kelly’s original direction and Robert Lowe stepped in as conductor and music director. The Original London Cast album features Mei Juan Chang, Yau Shan Tung, Yama Saki and Zed Zakari.