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Shogun, The Musical   
James Clavell's Shogun, The Musical

 
Marquis Theatre , (11/20/1990 - 1/20/1991)
First Preview:Nov 01, 1990 Total Previews:18
Opening Date:Nov 20, 1990   
Closing Date:Jan 20, 1991 Total Performances:72

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: April - July 1600. The ship Erasmus and various locations in and around Japan.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President); Theatre under the direction of James M. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Harry J. Nederlander, Marvin I. Danto and Jesse Philips
Produced by James Clavell, Joseph Harris and Haruki Kadokawa; Co - Producer: Hiroshi Sugawara and Lloyd Phillips
Book by John Driver; Lyrics by John Driver; Music by Paul Chihara; Music orchestrated by David Cullen; Additional orchestrations by Steven Margoshes; Musical Director: Edward G. Robinson
Directed by Michael Smuin; Choreographed by Michael Smuin; Co - Choreographer: Kirk Peterson; Assistant Director: J. Steven White
Scenic Design by Loren Sherman; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Hair and Wig Design by Patrik D. Moreton; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Japanese Costume Design Consultant: Atsuko Degawa; Special Make-Up Designed by Michael Laudati
General Manager: Joseph Harris; Company Manager: Robb Lady
Production Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris; Production Stage Manager: S. Randolph Post; Stage Manager: Deborah Clelland, Michael Pule and Donna A. Drake; Technical Supervisor: Harris Production Services
Associate Conductor: Janet Aycock; Synthesizer Programmer: Andrew Barrett
Special Effects by Peter Kunz, Inc.; Digital Sound Effects by Daniel Tramon
Fight direction by Masahiro Kunii; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Co - Dance Captain: JoAnn M. Hunter and Jason Ma; Fight Captain: Eric Chan; Production Coordinator: Fred Gallo, Jr.
Cast
Tito Abeleda A Captured Samurai
Ishido's Head Samurai
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
June Angela Lady Mariko
educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro
Alan Ariano Red guard of Osaka Castle
Dancer
Philip Casnoff John Blackthorne
an English sea captain of the Erasmus
Eric Chan Omi
a Samurai in love with Kiku
Dancer
Betsy Chang Dancer
Joseph Foronda Lord Buntaro
Daimyo of Anjiro Province, married to Lady Mariko
Deborah Geneviere Dancer
John Herrera Father Alvito
a Portugese priest
Tina Horii Slattern of the Hovel
Dancer
JoAnn M. Hunter Kiku
courtesan of the first class
Dancer
Linda Igarashi Slattern of the Hovel
Dancer
Leslie Ishii Fujiko
widow of Osagi, consort to Blackthorne
Taiko Drummer
Owen Johnston Third Samurai Guard
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Cholsu Kim Catholic Daimyo
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Darren Lee First Samurai Guard
The Courtier of Osaka
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Terry Lehmkuhl Sonk
crew of the Erasmus
Ninja Attacker
Lee Lobenhofer Pieterzoon
crew of the Erasmus
Captain General Ferriera
Portugese Captain of the Black Ship
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Jason Ma Osagi
son of Lord Toranaga
Ishido's General
Challenger to Omi at river crossing
An Acolyte
Ninja Attacker
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Kiki Moritsugu Chimmoko
maid to Lady Mariko
Dancer
Alan Muraoka Lord Ishido
the most powerful Daimyo in Japan
Cheri Nakamura Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Kenji Nakao Catholic Daimyo
Osaka Guard
Dancer
Ron Navarre Roper
crew of the Erasmus
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Marc Oka Second Samurai Guard
Catholic Daimyo
Red guard of Osaka Castle
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Andrew Pacho A Ninja
Osaka Guard
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Francis Ruivivar Lord Toranaga
Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan
Freda Foh Shen Gyoko
Madam of the Tea House, owner of Kiku's contract
Chi-en Telemaque Slattern of the Hovel
Dancer
Kathy Wilhelm Dancer
Jenny Woo Sazuko
Toranaga's youngest consort
Dancer
Swings: Lyd-Lyd Gaston, Ted Hewlett, Victoria Lee and Herman Sebek
Tony Award®
 1991 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
June Angela
 1991 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Patricia Zipprodt
Drama Desk Award
 1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
June Angela
winner 1991 Outstanding Costumes [winner]
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
Theatre World
nominee 1991 Award [recipient]
Francis Ruivivar
music by Paul Chihara; lyrics by John Driver
ACT 1Sung By
Karma Orchestra
Night of Screams Sailor, John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus) and Ensemble
This is Samurai Samurai
How Nice to See You Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan), Lord Buntaro (Daimyo of Anjiro Province, married to Lady Mariko), Father Alvito (a Portugese priest) and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Impossible Eyes Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
He Let Me Live Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Honto John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Assassination Father Alvito (a Portugese priest) and Captain General Ferriera (Portugese Captain of the Black Ship)
Shogun Hostages
Royal Blood Lord Ishido (the most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan)
An Island Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan)
No Word for Love Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Mad Rum Below/Escape John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus) and Ensemble
Karma Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
Born to Be Together Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
ACT 2Sung By
Fireflies Ensemble, Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Sail Home John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Rum Below John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus), Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
Pillowing Gyoko (Madam of the Tea House, owner of Kiku's contract), Kiku (courtesan of the first class) and Ladies
Born to Be Together (Reprise)Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
No Man John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Cha-No -Yu Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and Lord Buntaro (Daimyo of Anjiro Province, married to Lady Mariko)
Absolution Father Alvito (a Portugese priest), An Acolyte, Ensemble and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Poetry Competition Lord Ishido (the most powerful Daimyo in Japan), Sazuko (Toranaga's youngest consort) and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Death Walk Ensemble and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
One Candle Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Ninja Raid Orchestra
One Candle (Reprise)Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Winter Battle Orchestra
Resolutions Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
Trio Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan), John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus) and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Finale Ensemble