Revival of Pacific Overtures, Starring George Takei, Opens Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Revival of Pacific Overtures, Starring George Takei, Opens Off-Broadway John Doyle directs the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical at Classic Stage Company.
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The Off-Broadway revival of Pacific Overtures officially opens May 4 at Classic Stage Company. The Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical is directed by Tony winner John Doyle, and is currently scheduled to play through June 18.

The production features George Takei, Karl Josef Co, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka, and Thom Sesma.

Pacific Overtures, which premiered on Broadway in 1976, follows Commodore Matthew Perry on his journey to Japan in 1853 on a U.S. mission to open up trade relations, while a samurai and fisherman are caught up in the Westernization of the East.

The staging features costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, 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.

Flip through the production photos below:

For tickets, visit ClassicStage.org, call (212) 352-3101, or purchase in person at the box office.

Performances began April 6 at CSC, located at 136 East 13th Street.

(Updated May 4, 2017)

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