Opening Date

Aug 31, 1976

Closing Date

Dec 18, 1976

MusicalComedy DramaOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Setting
Japan. July, 1853 and on.

Produced by Hal Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Book by John Weidman; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Additional Material by Hugh Wheeler; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Dance Music by Daniel Troob; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Hal Prince; Choreographed by Patricia Birch; Kabuki Consultant: Haruki Fujimoto
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Wig Design by Richard Allen; Masks & Dolls by E.J. Taylor
Music published by Tommy Valando; Original Cast Album &Tapes;: RCA Records; Shamisen: Fusako Yoshida; Percussion: Charlie Chin
Reciter
 
Shogun
 
Jonathan Goble
Tamate
Kayama's Wife
 
Samurai
 
Storyteller
 
Swordsman
Kayama
Abe, First Councillor
Manjiro
Samurai
 
Adams
 
Noble
Shogun's Wife
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Second Councillor
 
Old Man
 
French Admiral
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
 
Priest
 
Girl
 
Noble
 
British Sailor
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Japanese Sounds
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
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
Fisherman
 
Sumo Wrestler
 
Lord of the South
Third Councillor
 
Samurai's Daughter
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Imperial Priest
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Servant
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
 
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Grandmother
 
Sumo Wrestler
 
Japanese Merchant
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
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)
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
British Sailors
Next
Reciter and Company
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