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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
winner 1991 Award [recipient]
Francis Ruivivar
music by Paul Chihara; lyrics by John Driver
ACT 1 Sung By
Karma Orchestra
Night of Screams Sailor, John Blackthorne and Ensemble
This is Samurai Samurai
How Nice to See You Lord Toranaga, Lord Buntaro, Father Alvito and Lady Mariko
Impossible Eyes Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
He Let Me Live Lady Mariko
Honto John Blackthorne
Assassination Father Alvito and Captain General Ferriera
Shogun Hostages
Royal Blood Lord Ishido and Lord Toranaga
An Island Lord Toranaga
No Word for Love Lady Mariko
Mad Rum Below/Escape John Blackthorne and Ensemble
Karma Lord Toranaga and Ensemble
Born to Be Together Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
ACT 2 Sung By
Fireflies Ensemble, Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
Sail Home John Blackthorne
Rum Below John Blackthorne, Lord Toranaga and Ensemble
Pillowing Gyoko, Kiku and Ladies
Born to Be Together (Reprise) Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
No Man John Blackthorne
Cha-No -Yu Lady Mariko and Lord Buntaro
Absolution Father Alvito, An Acolyte, Ensemble and Lady Mariko
Poetry Competition Lord Ishido, Sazuko and Lady Mariko
Death Walk Ensemble and John Blackthorne
One Candle Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
Ninja Raid Orchestra
One Candle (Reprise) Lady Mariko and John Blackthorne
Winter Battle Orchestra
Resolutions Lord Toranaga and Ensemble
Trio Lord Toranaga, John Blackthorne and Lady Mariko
Finale Ensemble