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Theater: Pacific Overtures

  • 16 Jun 2019
  • Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston

Theater: Pacific Overtures

Through June 16, 2019 

Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street,
Boston, MA 02116

This musical, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, is set in 1853 and follows Japan’s difficult westernization. It premiered on Broadway in 1976 to mixed reviews and closed after six months. The lead characters are Kayama, a samurai, and Manjiro, a Japanese fisherman who was marooned and later rescued by a New England ship. The original Broadway production starred Mako as the Narrator. Two more recent New York productions featured B.D. Wong (2005) and George Takei (2017) as Narrators. The all-Asian Boston cast includes Kai Chao, Sam Hamashima (Manjiro), Alexander Holden, Elaine Hom, Carl Hsu (Kayama), Brandon Milardo, Gary Thomas Ng, Jeff Song, Karina Wen, Micheline Wu and Lisa Yuen. Tickets: 617-585-5678 or boxoffice@lyricstage.com

To learn more, please visit the LYRIC STAGE website.


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