Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony winner John Doyle. As previously announced, George Takei will play Reciter in the Off-Broadway revival.
Pacific Overtures will begin performances April 6 at CSC, located at 136 East 13th Street, New York, for a limited engagement through May 27. Opening night is set for May 4.
Sondheim and Weidman’s 1976 Broadway musical Pacific Overtures follows Commodore Matthew Perry on his journey to Japan in 1853 on a U.S. mission to open up trade relations. The musical tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East.
Costume design will be by Ann Hould-Ward, with lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, musical supervision by Rob Berman, and musical direction by Greg Jarrett.
For tickets, visit classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111, or in person at the box office.