The box office for the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song opens Aug. 19 at 10 AM.
Flower Drum Song, starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, will play the Virginia Theatre, which is located at 245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Featuring a new book by David Henry Hwang and direction and choreography by Side Show's Robert Longbottom, Flower will begin previews on Sept. 23 with an official opening set for Oct. 17.
Joining former Miss Saigon star Salonga onstage at the Virginia are Randall Duk Kim (Master Wang), Jose Llana (Ta), Jodi Long (Madame Liang), Sandra Allen (Linda Low), Alvin Ing (Chin), Allen Liu (Harvard), Hoon Lee (Chao) and Ma-Anne Dionisio (Little Girl). The ensemble comprises Susan Ancheta, Raul Aranas, Rich Ceraulo, Eric Chan, Marcus Choi, Emily Hsu, Telly Leung, J. Elaine Marcos, Daniel May, Marc Oka, Lainie Sakakura, Yuka Takara, Robert Tatad, Kim Varhola and Ericka Yang.
The remainder of the creative team includes Robin Wagner (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), ACME Sound Partners (sound), David Chase (musical supervision and arrangements) and Don Sebesky (orchestrations).
From Sept. 23 to Oct. 19, Flower Drum Song will play Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM. Beginning Oct. 22, performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced between $65 and $95, are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. For more information, go to www.flowerdrumsong.com. This revised version of Flower Drum Song premiered at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum to much acclaim.