Winter Garden Theatre, (1/11/1976 - 6/27/1976)

First Preview: Dec 31, 1975
Opening Date: Jan 11, 1976
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1976
Total Previews: 13
Total Performances: 193

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Japan. July, 1853 and on.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman; Additional material by Hugh Wheeler; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Dance music by Danny Troob

Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Patricia Birch; Kabuki consultant: Haruki Fujimoto

Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Wig Design by Richard Allen and Paul Huntley; Masks & Dolls by E.J. Taylor

General Manager: Howard Haines; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen

Production Stage Manager: George Martin; Stage Manager: John Grigas; Technical Supervisor: John J. Moore

Music published by Tommy Valando; Original cast album & tapes: RCA Records; Musician - Percussion: Genji Ito; Associate Conductor: Les Scott; Musician - Shamisen: Fusako Yoshida

Casting: Joanna Merlin; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Haruki Fujimoto; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Martial Arts Sequence by Soon-Teck Oh

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Opening Night Cast

Mako
Broadway debut
Reciter
Shogun
Jonathan Goble
Soon-Teck OhTamate
Kayama's Wife
Samurai
Storyteller
Swordsman
Isao Sato
Broadway debut
Kayama
Yuki ShimodaAbe, First Councillor
Sab ShimonoManjiro
Ernest AbubaSamurai
Adams
Noble
James DybasSecond Councillor
Old Man
French Admiral
Kenneth S. EilandProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Timm FujiiSon
Priest
Girl
Noble
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Haruki FujimotoServant
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Joey GinzaProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Larry HamaWilliams
Lord of the South
Ernest HaradaPhysician
Madam
British Admiral
Alvin IngShogun's Mother
Observer
Merchant
American Admiral
Susan KikuchiProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Patrick Kinser-LauShogun's Companion
Girl
Dutch Admiral
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Diane LamProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Jae Woo LeeFisherman
Sumo Wrestler
Lord of the South
Freddy MaoThird Councillor
Samurai's Daughter
Tony MarinyoProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Tom MatsusakaImperial Priest
Kevin MaungProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Kim MiyoriProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Dingo SecretarioProscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Freda Foh ShenShogun's Wife
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Mark Hsu SyersSamurai
Thief
Soothsayer
Warrior
Russian Admiral
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Ricardo TobiaObserver
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Gedde WatanabePriest
Girl
Boy
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Leslie WatanabeGirl
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Conrad YamaGrandmother
Sumo Wrestler
Japanese Merchant
Fusako YoshidaMusician - Shamisen

Understudies: Ernest Abuba (Abe, First Councillor, Swordsman), Patrick Kinser-Lau (Manjiro), Jae Woo Lee (Reciter), Freddy Mao (Samurai, Storyteller), Tony Marinyo (Third Councillor), Tom Matsusaka (Kayama), Ricardo Tobia (Second Councillor) and Gedde Watanabe (Tamate)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell

 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by John Weidman

 1976 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Mako

 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Isao Sato

winner 1976 Best Scenic Design [winner] 

Boris Aronson

winner 1976 Best Costume Design [winner] 

Florence Klotz

 1976 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Tharon Musser

 1976 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Patricia Birch

 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Musical/Book [nominee] 

Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell; Book by John Weidman

 1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics [nominee] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Haruki Fujimoto

 1976 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Patricia Birch

 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Harold Prince

winner 1976 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 

Florence Klotz

winner 1976 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 

Boris Aronson

Songs

music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the SeaReciter and Company
There Is No Other WayTamate (Kayama's Wife) and Observers
Four Black DragonsFisherman, Thief, Reciter and Townspeople
Chrysanthemum TeaShogun, Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician and Sumo Wrestlers
PoemsKayama and Manjiro
Welcome To KanagawaMadam and Girls
Someone in a TreeOld Man, Reciter, Boy and Warrior
Lion DanceCommodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Please Hello!Lord Abe, Reciter, American Admiral, British Admiral, Dutch Admiral, Russian Admiral and French Admiral
A Bowler HatKayama and Manjiro
Pretty LadySailors
NextReciter and Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Winter Garden Theatre

(1/11/1976 - 6/27/1976)

Cast

Dingo Secretario
Girl


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