Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, David Henry Hwang

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, David Henry Hwang

Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, David Henry Hwang

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, David Henry Hwang

Overview

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In 1958, it was daring to stage a Broadway musical about romances between Asian men and women in San Francisco's Chinatown. It was filmed in 1961 and reached an even wider audience before dropping off the cultural radar. Nearly thirty years later, the well-established Asian-American writer David Henry Hwang decided to revisit the show and give it a more modern sense of authenticity. The updated and revitalised show opened in Los Angeles in 2001 and returned in triumph to Broadway in 2002. 'To create something new, we must first love what is old.' So says a character in David Henry Hwang's updated book to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical. This volume contains Hwang's new text (and Hammerstein's lyrics) plus Hwang's introduction and an afterward by Karen Wada documenting the long and vital history of this landmark musical.

Authors

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), Yellow Face (2008 OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Finalist), Fob (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance And The Railroad (1982 Dra ...

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