Pacific Overtures

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About This Show

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Gorgeous Entertainment Inc. presents Stephen Sondheim’s and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures, directed by Amon Miyamoto. Featuring B.D. Wong as “Reciter.”

Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry’s arrival in the “Floating Kingdom” of Nippon in 1853. This landmark musical chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture. The style of the musical is based on ancient forms of Japanese theatre such as Kabuki and Noh.

The show is performed in English with Asian American actors.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 2, 2004 Final Performance: January 30, 2005

TheaterMania Review

| | December 2, 2004