The production was scheduled for five performances in repertory in the 1958 New York City Opera season, a season that featured only American works. The production was so well received and so popular with audiences that the New York City Opera season was extended a week, during which Lost in the Stars was the only production performed (for seven additional performances beyond those that had originally been scheduled).
Performances were given on these dates (evening performances unless otherwise noted):
- April 10
- April 20 (matinee)
- April 24
- April 25
- May 3
- May 6 through May 11 (Tuesday through Saturday evenings, matinees on Saturday and Sunday).