Pacific overtures

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Dodd, Mead, 1977 - Drama - 128 pages
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Winter Garden, Harold Prince, in association with Ruth Mitchell presents "Pacific Overtures," starring Mako, with Soon-Teck Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, additional material by Hugh Wheeler, scenic production designed by Boris Aronson, costumes designed by Florence Klotz, lighting designed by Tharon Musser, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Paul Gemignani, dance music by Daniel Troob, Kabuki consultant Haruki Fujimoto, masks & dolls by E.J. Taylor, choreography by Patricia Birch, production directed by Harold Prince.

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User Review  - Patrick Fisackerly - Goodreads

Done well, this show could be a visual marvel, but on the page, it falls a little flat, especially if you don't know much about Japanese history and Kabuki theatre (like me). However, there are ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Stephen Sondheim was born in New York and studied music at Williams College, where he wrote the lyrics and music for two college shows. Sondheim also studied at Princeton University with Milton Babbit. He received recognition for writing lyrics for Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (1957) and success as a lyricist-composer with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962). However, his next musical, Anyone Can Whistle (1964), was unsuccessful. The production of Company (1970) again established Sondheim as a major composer and lyricist on Broadway. Sondheim's other productions include Follies (1971); A Little Night Music (1973), wherein its leading song, "Send in the Clowns," was awarded a Grammy in 1976; and Sunday in the Park with George (1983), a musical inspired by George Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." He has won him three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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