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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 [Collapse]
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; Assistant to the Costume Designer: David C. Paulin
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; Assistant Fight Captain: Kenji Nakao; Production Coordinator: Fred Gallo, Jr.
Cast
Tito AbeledaA Captured Samurai
Ishido's Head Samurai
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
June AngelaLady Mariko
educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro
Alan ArianoRed guard of Osaka Castle
Dancer
Philip CasnoffJohn Blackthorne
an English sea captain of the Erasmus
Eric ChanOmi
a Samurai in love with Kiku
Dancer
Betsy ChangDancer
Joseph ForondaLord Buntaro
Daimyo of Anjiro Province, married to Lady Mariko
Deborah GeneviereDancer
John HerreraFather Alvito
a Portugese priest
Tina HoriiSlattern of the Hovel
Dancer
JoAnn M. HunterKiku
courtesan of the first class
Dancer
Linda IgarashiSlattern of the Hovel
Dancer
Leslie IshiiFujiko
widow of Osagi, consort to Blackthorne
Taiko Drummer
Owen JohnstonThird Samurai Guard
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Cholsu KimCatholic Daimyo
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Darren LeeFirst Samurai Guard
The Courtier of Osaka
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Terry LehmkuhlSonk
crew of the Erasmus
Ninja Attacker
Lee LobenhoferPieterzoon
crew of the Erasmus
Captain General Ferriera
Portugese Captain of the Black Ship
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Jason MaOsagi
son of Lord Toranaga
Ishido's General
Challenger to Omi at river crossing
An Acolyte
Ninja Attacker
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Kiki MoritsuguChimmoko
maid to Lady Mariko
Dancer
Alan MuraokaLord Ishido
the most powerful Daimyo in Japan
Cheri NakamuraNinja Attacker
Dancer
Kenji NakaoCatholic Daimyo
Osaka Guard
Dancer
Ron NavarreRoper
crew of the Erasmus
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Marc OkaSecond Samurai Guard
Catholic Daimyo
Red guard of Osaka Castle
Taiko Drummer
Dancer
Andrew PachoA Ninja
Osaka Guard
Ninja Attacker
Dancer
Francis RuivivarLord Toranaga
Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan
Freda Foh ShenGyoko
Madam of the Tea House, owner of Kiku's contract
Chi-en TelemaqueSlattern of the Hovel
Dancer
Kathy WilhelmDancer
Jenny WooSazuko
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
winner 1991 Award [recipient] 
  Francis Ruivivar
music by Paul Chihara; lyrics by John Driver
ACT 1 Sung By
KarmaOrchestra
Night of ScreamsSailor, John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus) and Ensemble
This is SamuraiSamurai
How Nice to See YouLord 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 EyesLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
He Let Me LiveLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
HontoJohn Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
AssassinationFather Alvito (a Portugese priest) and Captain General Ferriera (Portugese Captain of the Black Ship)
ShogunHostages
Royal BloodLord Ishido (the most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan)
An IslandLord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan)
No Word for LoveLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Mad Rum Below/EscapeJohn Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus) and Ensemble
KarmaLord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
Born to Be TogetherLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
ACT 2 Sung By
FirefliesEnsemble, Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Sail HomeJohn Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Rum BelowJohn Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus), Lord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
PillowingGyoko (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 -YuLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and Lord Buntaro (Daimyo of Anjiro Province, married to Lady Mariko)
AbsolutionFather Alvito (a Portugese priest), An Acolyte, Ensemble and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Poetry CompetitionLord Ishido (the most powerful Daimyo in Japan), Sazuko (Toranaga's youngest consort) and Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro)
Death WalkEnsemble and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
One CandleLady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Ninja RaidOrchestra
One Candle (Reprise) Lady Mariko (educated by the Jesuits, married to Lord Buntaro) and John Blackthorne (an English sea captain of the Erasmus)
Winter BattleOrchestra
ResolutionsLord Toranaga (Overlord of Central Province, 2nd most powerful Daimyo in Japan) and Ensemble
TrioLord 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)
FinaleEnsemble