The production moved from Broadway's Majestic Theatre to the Opera House in Boston, playing there from May 18, 1953, to June 27, 1953. When it returned to New York on June 29, 1953, its new home was Broadway Theatre. The move out of the Majestic allowed the new Rodgers and Hammerstein show, Me and Juliet, to play that theatre.
This was not the first time that the production temporarily suspended performances. In 1950, it closed down for Holy Week, after playing a special Sunday evening performance on April 2. Performances resumed nine days later (Tuesday, April 11).