PHOTO CALL: Flower Drum Song Rehearsal: Lovers Llana and Lea

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Jose Llana and Lea Salonga play Ta and Mei-Li, the lovers at the heart of Flower Drum Song, whose sometimes thwarted passion mirrors the struggles of newly immigrated Asians as they choose between assimilation and following their ancestral ways.

Flower Drum Song, starring Lea Salonga and Jose Llana, begins performances Sept. 23 at the Virginia Theatre for an opening Oct. 17. This Rodgers and Hammerstein revival orginated at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum and features a new book by David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly).