I saw this musical when it opened in Los Angeles a couple of years ago and am not surprised that 'till today, it continues to get rave reviews from critics all over the country (save for two New York critics who don't understand the Asian American framework from which David Henry Hwang's work is structured) for its outstanding production values. As many, many reviewers have pointed out, alll the elements come together neatly in this musical, which is quite rare. The ensemble is particularly strong (each member of the cast is strong) and the songs and music remain wonderful to listen to despite the revisions.
The CD is equally outstanding. The sound is clear and crisp and even the packaging is creative (love the fan!) Of course, nothing beats seeing the production since the CD contains only the songs, not the dialogues (and you should see the wonderful, colorful costumes!) If they can't come to your city, however, this is the next best thing. A very, very, good thing!