Lute Song

Musical - Original

Plymouth Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 6, 1946
  • Closing Date: June 8, 1946
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 142

Book: Will Irwin, Sidney Howard

Lyrics: Bernard Hanighen

Music: Raymond Scott


A young Chinese student abandons his wife and parents to make his fortune, becoming a noted magistrate and marrying a princess whose father forbids him to contact his former family, in this musical adaptation of the 14th-century Chinese play Pi-Pa-Ki.


Opening Night Cast

Mary Martin in Lute Song Mary Martin Tchao-Ou-Niang
Yul Brynner in Lute Song Yul Brynner Tsai-Yong
Helen Craig Princess Nieou-Chi
Nancy Davis Si-Tchun
Augustin Duncan Tsai
Mildred Dunnock Madame Tsai
McKay Morris Prince Nieou
Rex O'Malley Youen-Kong
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sidney Howard Book
  Will Irwin Book
  Raymond Scott Music
  Bernard Hanighen Lyrics
  John Houseman Director
  Yeichi Nimura Choreographer
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