Theatre Information

Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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House of Flowers Production Information


December 30, 1954

Closing:May 21, 1955
# Performances:165
Theatres: Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
12/30/1954 - 5/21/1955

Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
12/30/1954 - 5/21/1955

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run


Other Productions of House of Flowers

1954   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1968   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1968   Off-Broadway
2003   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert


Audio Recordings

1954  Original Broadway Cast
1968  Off-Broadway Revival Cast
unknown  Studio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

One Man Ain't Quite Enough
Madame Tango's Tango
A Sleeping Bee
Bamboo Cage
a.k.a. Smellin' of Vanilla
House of Flowers
Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree
What Is a Friend For?
Mardi Gras
a.k.a. Carnival
I Never Has Seen Snow
Finale Act One
House of Flowers Waltz
Husband Cage
I'm Gonna Leave Off Wearing My Shoes
Has I Let You Down?
Slide, Boy, Slide
a.k.a. Tango's Tune
Don't Like Goodbyes
Turtle Song

Cut prior to opening

What a Man Won't Do for a Woman
Monday through Sunday
Love's No Stranger to Me

Added after Broadway opening

Indoor Girl

Added to the 1968 revival

Somethin' Cold to Drink
Jump de Broom
Woman Never Understan'
Walk to de Grave
Madame Tango's Particular Tango

Cut from the 1968 revival

Albertina's Beautiful Hair
Dark Song
Do Not Be Afraid of Love

House of Flowers - 1954 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Scenic Design
Oliver Messell