Starring Miss Saigon Tony winner Lea Salonga, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song will begin previews at Broadway's Virginia Theatre on Sept. 23 with an official opening on Oct. 17. Featuring a new book by David Henry Hwang, the production — which received critical acclaim when it debuted in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum — is being directed and choreographed by Side Show's Robert Longbottom.
The remainder of the creative team comprises Robin Wagner (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), David Chase (musical supervision/arrangements) and Don Sebesky (orchestrations). ACME Sounds Partner will handle the musical's sound design.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 AM and are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. Group sales for the musical are currently available by calling (212) 398-8383.
In related news: Lea Salonga will be featured on the June 2 Tony Awards broadcast during the show's opening tribute to Richard Rodgers, and she will also sing two tunes from Flower Drum Song — "Love, Look Away" and "I Am Going to Like It Here" — on the June 16 airing of "Richard Rodgers: Falling in Love" on the A&E Network.