The Off-Broadway revival of Pacific Overtures, directed by Tony winner John Doyle, officially opened May 4 at Classic Stage Company. George Takei stars as the Reciter in the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical, which has been extended through June 18.
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.
Performances began April 6 at CSC. Read reviews for the small-stage revival below:
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See George Takei and Ann Harada in Pacific Overtures
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.
For tickets, visit ClassicStage.org, call (212) 352-3101, or purchase in person at the box office, located at 136 East 13th Street.