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"OMOTENASHI Journey" is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent competition at The Elektra Theater on Wednesday, February 24th.

In "OMOTENASHI Journey," the Japanese call their hospitality "OMOTENASHI," meaning warmth, understanding, respect, gratitude and kindness. With aims of Magical Realism, this performance will give audiences a firsthand experience to the true Magic of Japanese hospitality.

Writer & Musical Director Noriko Sunamoto (Japan's The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Off-Broadway's The Jackie Mason Musical) is supported by Lyricist/Choreographer Mary Lauren (Off-Broadway's The Jackie Mason Musical), Co-Choreographer Popra Nakayama (Off-Broadway's Cinderella) and General Manager Leslie Nicole Ivery (2015 Fringe NYC's Single Room Occupancy).

The production features Elyse Beyer (Off-Broadway's Judy and Me), Stacie Cannon, Atsushi Eda (Tokyo Disney), Seika Ito, Chihiro Kobayashi, Mary Lauren, Mio Nakanishi (Universal Studio Japan), Popra Nakayama, Mai Nishioka (Tokyo Disney), Tomo Watanabe (Off-Broadway's Alice in Wonderland), and Anthony Wright as well as MacConnell Evans on a Japanese Taiko, Ken Hutchinson on Japanese Shamisen and Noriko Sunamoto on piano.

Sunamoto's "OMOTENASHI Journey" has performed for the annual Japan Day at Central Park festival, as an opening act of the Off-Broadway Musical Comedy 702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical at St. Luke's Theatre, and Kajiki's Artist Show at Carnegie Hall.

Six different acts compete in Times Square each week for your vote to win New York's Got Talent. Who moves on to the next round? YOU VOTE - YOU DECIDE!

NEW YORK's GOT TALENT is New York's best live talent show showcases the best, yet to be fully discovered, talent who hail from/reside in New York City and NYC's greater area. All talent is pre-screened and contains acts including: singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag-queens, lip syncers, sideshow, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, acapella groups, and any other alternative performance art.

The Elektra Theater is located at 300 W 43rd Street. "OMOTENASHI Journey" performs Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30pm. For more information and to reserve your ticket, go to

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