Flower Drum Song shines in this jubilant, top-to-bottom revision. David Henry Hwang’s wised-up book adds more humor and political savvy and fits perfectly into Robert Longbottom’s seductive and opulent musical.”- David Cote, Time Out New York
Part fashion show, part nightclub act, part hymn to Asian American diversity, Flower Drum Song’s intelligence may be rooted in Asian American cultural contradictions, but its heart belongs to Broadway.” John Lahr, New Yorker
The dramatist and his director-choreographer, Robert Longbottom, have worked brilliantly
to create a new Broadway show of high and low seriousness, which was Rodger and Hammerstein’s intention in the first place.” John Heilpern, New York Observer
David Henry Hwang and Robert Longbottom have retained the show’s irresistible sweetness and added more of the unabashed grandeur that distinguishes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-loved material.” Elysa Gardner, USA Today
"A bold theatrical operation, an artistic success, revealing a revitalized score and a dramatic complexion that’s far richer than the original."Variety
About the Author
David Henry Hwang is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, Yellow Face (OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), Family Devotions (Drama Desk nomination), and the books for musicals Aida ( co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival), and Tarzan, among other works. David Henry Hwang graduated from Stanford University, attended the Yale School of Drama, and holds honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago and The American Conservatory Theatre. He lives in New York City with his wife, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children, Noah David and Eva Veanne.