Jul 20 – 24

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Lincoln Center Festival 2016

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The legendary stars who thrilled audiences for years as part of Japan’s famous musical theater troupe, the Takarazuka Revue, deliver a gorgeous production of the Tony Award–winning musical complete with Kander & Ebb’s classic songs—sung in Japanese—and Bob Fosse’s iconic choreography.

 

Experience the show-stopping glamour, eye-catching costumes, and gender-bending fun that draws 2.5 million audience members annually to performances by Japan’s Takarazuka Revue. Started by a railway magnate in 1914 to attract tourists to the hot springs town of Takarazuka, the all-female Takarazuka Revue has grown into a true cultural phenomenon, with a devoted fan base that clamors for the company’s sparkling adaptations of classic Western and Japanese stories, movies, and plays, and a cultural influence that extends into the realms of anime and manga.

 

Some fans consider Takarazuka—with its rigorous training, strict performance guidelines, and subversion of gender roles—as one of the vital Japanese dramatic art forms. For others, it’s simply wonderful, eccentric entertainment, with each performance—no matter the subject—ending in an epic, Las Vegas–style production number. 

 

Takarazuka CHICAGO Casting

 

Wednesday, July 20 at 8:00

Saori Mine (Billy Flynn), Yoka Wao (Velma Kelly), Hikaru Asami (Roxie Hart), Jun Hatsukaze (Mama Morton)

 

Thursday, July 21 at 7:30

Saori Mine (Billy Flynn), Yoka Wao (Velma Kelly), Hikaru Asami (Roxie Hart), Keaki Mori (Mama Morton)

 

Friday, July 22 at 7:30

Saki Asaji (Billy Flynn), Natsuki Mizu (Velma Kelly), Yuga Yamato (Roxie Hart), Jun Hatsukaze (Mama Morton)

 

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00

Saki Asaji (Billy Flynn), Natsuki Mizu (Velma Kelly), Yuga Yamato (Roxie Hart), Keaki Mori (Mama Morton)

 

Saturday, July 23 at 8:00

Asato Shizuki (Billy Flynn), Wataru Kozuki (Velma Kelly), Hikaru Asami (Roxie Hart), Jun Hatsukaze (Mama Morton)

 

Sunday, July 24 at 2:00

Asato Shizuki (Billy Flynn), Wataru Kozuki (Velma Kelly), Hikaru Asami (Roxie Hart), Keaki Mori (Mama Morton)

 

Support provided by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, and MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group).

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