PHOTO CALL: Lea Salonga Is Pretty as a Picture (Bride)?

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

One of the biggest changes in the new Flower Drum Song is the transformation of Mei Li, played by Lea Salonga, from shy picture bride into political refugee. Salonga attended the opening night party at the Marriott Marquis in red, the traditional Chinese color for luck.

Flower Drum Song, also starring Jose Llana, Sandra Allen, Jodi Long and Randall Duk Kim, opened at the Virginia Theatre Oct. 17. This Rodgers and Hammerstein revival, the first for the musical on Broadway, features a new book by Tony winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly).

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– By Christine Ehren