MusicalComedy DramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 11, 1976
Closing Date
Jun 27, 1976
1st Preview
Dec 31, 1975
1st Preview
Dec 31, 1975
Previews
13
Performances
193
MusicalComedy DramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Jan 11, 1976 - Jun 27, 1976)

Setting
Japan. July, 1853 and on.

Media
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Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman; Additional material by Hugh Wheeler; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Dance music by Danny Troob
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Patricia Birch; Kabuki consultant: Haruki Fujimoto
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Wig Design by Richard Allen and Paul Huntley; Masks & Dolls by E.J. Taylor; Assistant to Miss Klotz: Domingo Rodriguez; Assistant to Miss Musser: Marilyn Rennagel
General Manager: Howard Haines; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: George Martin; Stage Manager: John Grigas; Assistant Stage Mgr: Carlos Gorbea; Technical Supervisor: John J. Moore
Music published by Tommy Valando; Original cast album & tapes: RCA Records; Musician - Percussion: Genji Ito; Associate Conductor: Les Scott; Musician - Shamisen: Fusako Yoshida
Casting: Joanna Merlin; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Haruki Fujimoto; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Assistant to the Director: Annette Brafman Meyers; Asst. to the Choreographer: Haruki Fujimoto; Martial Arts Sequence by Soon-Teck Oh
Mako
Broadway debut
Reciter
 
Shogun
 
Jonathan Goble
Tamate
Kayama's Wife
 
Samurai
 
Storyteller
 
Swordsman
Isao Sato
Broadway debut
Kayama
Abe, First Councillor
Manjiro
Samurai
 
Adams
 
Noble
Second Councillor
 
Old Man
 
French Admiral
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
 
Priest
 
Girl
 
Noble
 
British Sailor
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Servant
 
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Williams
 
Lord of the South
Physician
 
Madam
 
British Admiral
Shogun's Mother
 
Observer
 
Merchant
 
American Admiral
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Shogun's Companion
 
Girl
 
Dutch Admiral
 
British Sailor
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Fisherman
 
Sumo Wrestler
 
Lord of the South
Third Councillor
 
Samurai's Daughter
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Imperial Priest
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Shogun's Wife
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Samurai
 
Thief
 
Soothsayer
 
Warrior
 
Russian Admiral
 
British Sailor
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Observer
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
 
Girl
 
Boy
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Grandmother
 
Sumo Wrestler
 
Japanese Merchant
Musician - Shamisen
Understudies: Ernest Abuba (Swordsman, Abe, First Councillor), Patrick Kinser-Lau (Manjiro), Jae Woo Lee (Reciter), Freddy Mao (Samurai, Storyteller), Tony Marinyo (Third Councillor), Tom Matsusaka (Kayama), Ricardo Tobia (Second Councillor) and Gedde Watanabe (Tamate)

Winter Garden Theatre (Jan 11, 1976 - Jun 27, 1976)

Cast

music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea
Reciter and Company
There Is No Other Way
Tamate and Observers
Four Black Dragons
Fisherman, Thief, Reciter and Townspeople
Chrysanthemum Tea
Shogun, Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician and Sumo Wrestlers
Poems
Kayama and Manjiro
Welcome To Kanagawa
Madam and Girls
Someone in a Tree
Old Man, Reciter, Boy and Warrior
Lion Dance
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Please Hello!
Lord Abe, Reciter, American Admiral, British Admiral, Dutch Admiral, Russian Admiral and French Admiral
A Bowler Hat
Kayama and Manjiro
Pretty Lady
Sailors
Next
Reciter and Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1976 Nominee
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
 

Best Book of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Book by John Weidman
 

Best Original Score

1976 Nominee
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Mako
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Isao Sato

Best Scenic Design

1976 Winner
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson

Best Costume Design

1976 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Best Lighting Design

1976 Nominee
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
 

Best Choreography

1976 Nominee
Choreographed by Patricia Birch
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Directed by Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical/Book

1976 Nominee
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Book by John Weidman
 

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

1976 Nominee
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Haruki Fujimoto
 

Outstanding Choreography

1976 Nominee
Choreographed by Patricia Birch
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Directed by Harold Prince

Outstanding Costume Design

1976 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz

Outstanding Set Design

1976 Winner
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
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