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Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

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Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures





The Sondheim musical about Japanese westernization.


Story:

The show is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult westernization of Japan, told from the point of view of the Japanese. In particular, the story focuses on the lives of two friends caught in the change.


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Composer

Composer
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
John Weidman



  • Premiere
  • 2004

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 11, 1976
Total Performances
193
Original Cast
Mako, Soon-Teck Oh, Isao Sato, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Ernest Abuba, James Dybas, Kenneth S. Eiland, Timm Fujii, Haruki Fujimoto, Joey Ginza, Larry Hama, Ernest Harada, Alvin Ing, Susan Kikuchi, Patrick Kinser-Lau, Diane Lam, Jae Woo Lee, Freddy Mao, Tony Marinyo, Tom Matsusaka, Kevin Maung, Kim Miyori, Dingo Secretario, Freda Foh Shen, Mark Hsu Syers, Ricardo Tobia, Gedde Watanabe, Leslie Watanabe, Conrad Yama, Fusako Yoshida
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Producer
Harold Prince
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Boris Aronson
Costume Design
Florence Klotz
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser
Sound Design
Jack Mann

2004 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Studio 54
Opening Night
Dec 2, 2004
Total Performances
69
Original Cast
Director
Amon Miyamoto
Choreographer
Amon Miyamoto
Producer
The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director of External Affairs; Gene Feist: Founding Director)
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Rumi Matsui
Costume Design
Junko Koshino
Lighting Design
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier
Mask Design
Rumi Matsui






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2004 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Books

Book
Libretto


Other

Merchandise




1976 Tony Award Nominations

Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Mako
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Isao Sato
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1976 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Musical/Book
Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Haruki Fujimoto
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Director of a Musical

2005 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical

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