Pacific Overtures

Musical
Original
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical examines Japan's forced opening to the West in 1853 after 200 years of isolation from the Western world. The staging incorporates techniques used in the traditional Noh and Kabuki theatrical styles.
  • Music: Stephen Sondheim
  • Book: John Weidman
  • Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
People (227)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1976 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
1976 Outstanding Costume Design Winner
1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics Nominee
1976 Outstanding Musical Nominee
1976 Outstanding Set Design Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1976 Best Musical Winner
Tony Award
1976 Actor in a Musical Nominee
1976 Book of a Musical Nominee
1976 Choreography Nominee
1976 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1976 Direction of a Musical Nominee
1976 Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1976 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1976 Musical Nominee
1976 Original Score Nominee
1976 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner