Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals

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Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals - Lewis, David H
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The return to New York in 2002 of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song --with a totally new book by playwright David Henry Hwang--was considered the most revolutionary chapter in the history of Broadway revivals. Why? The musical, a clear hit when it was originally produced in 1958, had later acquired a debatable reputation for quaint, racially offensive Asian stereotypes. Yet Hwang's controversial rewrite--driven at least in part by concerns about such offenses--was a box-office failure. Drawing upon fresh ...

Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals 2005, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786422463

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