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Flower Drum Song (02 Edition)by David Henry Hwang
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"A funny and clever radical revision of the 1958 Broadway hit."—Time magazine
"An artistic success, revealing a revitalized score and a dramatic complexion that’s far richer than the original."—Variety
"One of the Year’s 10 Best."—Los Angeles Times
One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most compelling love stories is re-made enchantingly in a new adaptation by the renowned Asian-American playwright, David Henry Hwang. This new version was a runaway hit last year in Los Angeles and now is playing on Broadway. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, this is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to be an American and touches the history of every person whose forebearers once arrived as a stranger to these shores. The book also includes an essay by cultural critic Karen Wada on the history of Flower Drum Song and its relationship to the Asian-American community.
David Henry Hwang was awarded the 1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and John Gassner Awards for his Broadway debut, M. Butterfly, which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent play Golden Child received a Tony nomination and a 1997 OBIE Award.
Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang revitalizes the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
About the Author
David Henry Hwang is the author of "M. Butterfly" (1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards; Pulitzer Prize finalist), "Golden Child" (1998 Tony nomination; 1997 Obie Award), "FOB" (1981 Obie Award), "The Dance and the Railroad" (1982 Drama Desk nomination), "Family Devotions" (1982 Drama Desk nomination), "Sound and Beauty", "Bondage" and "Flower Drum Song" (2002 revival; Tony nomination).
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