The production was originally scheduled to open on Broadway on May 30, 1956, but the need for revisions caused the opening to be delayed to June 13. During the out-of-town tryout, Albert Marre replaced Marshall Jamison as director, and both leads were replaced. Lew Ayres was replaced by Dennis King, and Susan Cabot was replaced by Shirley Yamaguchi. For a time during the tryout, Jack Cassidy, who was playing a supporting role and understudying Lew Ayres, played the leading male role.
Performances were canceled for the final week of the pre-Broadway run in Boston and the production went back into rehearsal, staying in Boston to rehearse.