After seven previews, the production opened on Friday, April 6, 1962, and closed the following evening, after just two performances. At no point from the start of previews through the first closing did it play more than one perforrmance a day. It was scheduled to play both a matinee and an evening performance on the day after it closed. Although an ad appeared in the New York Times on Sunday, April 8, stating that it would be playing two performances that day, it had closed the night before.
In the reviews, some critics mentioned that the show might be more enjoyable for children than for adults. On April 17, it re-opened, marketing itself as a children's show, playing eight performances a week. It closed three weeks later. Despite the short run, Columbia made a cast recording, but it seems that the recording was not made till shortly after the show closed.