Wildhorn and Bricusse's 'CYRANO' Debuts at Tokyo's Nissay Theatre, Osaka Run, Tour to Follow

On Tuesday, May 5th, CYRANO (with music by Frank Wildhorn and book & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse) opened in Tokyo to what was reported to be a rapturous ovation.

CYRANO stars Takeshi Kaga (star of Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables) and is produced by Toho Company, HoriPro, and Fuji Television, Cyrano plays at the famous Nissay Theatre. After a run in Tokyo, the show will play Osaka at the Umeda Art Theatre and then tour Japan.

Based on the 1897 play "Cyrano de Bergerac", written by Edmond Rostand, Bricusse has done an original translation. The show is directed by Kazuya Yamada (who directed the long-ru nning Jekyll & Hyde in Japan), with music direction by Ahkihir Shiota and choreography by Kiyomi Maeda. The lyric translations are by Kazuko Matsuoka, with the script translation by Machiko Ryuu.

In 1999 Frank Wildhorn, notably became the first American composer in twenty-two years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Civil War, which altogether garnered eight Tony nominations.

The Tony and Grammy nominated Wildhorn, recently duplicated that feat in Europe, with three new original musicals as well.

Mr. Wildhorn also wrote additional songs for Broadway's Victor/Victoria and was a producer and co-creator of Harlem Song at the legendary Apollo Theater. Most recently in the United States, Wildhorn's For the Glory: The Civil War Musical opened at the Majestic Theater in Gettysgurg, PA. Recently, Wildhorn has enjoyed International success with Never Say Goodbye (written with Shuichiro Koike) performed by Takarazuka Revue in Takarazuka, Japan; Rudolf - The Last Kiss (written with Jack Murphy & Nan Knighton) opening in Budapest, Hungary and in Vienna, Austria and multiple productions of Jekyll & Hyde: In Concert.



Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Phyllis Newman Has Passed Away at 86
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 ye... (read more)

Broadway Stage Manager Arthur Gaffin Has Passed Away
BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn that Broadway stage manager, Arthur Gaffin, has passed away.... (read more)

Just In: Cast Announced for Les Miserables West End Return at Sondheim Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh announced today the new cast of Boublil and Schönberg's LES MISERABLES at the newly restored Sondheim Theatre, when the theatre re-... (read more)

THE MUSIC MAN Is Accepting Online Submissions to Find Tommy Djilas
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway next fall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, dir... (read more)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND National Tour Set Design Revealed
The national tour of Once On This Island is preparing to tell its story on the road and today we got our first glimpse of the tour's set design!... (read more)

Talia Suskauer, Allison Bailey, and Cleavant Derricks Join the WICKED Tour
The Broadway sensation WICKED will welcome new cast members to the National Tour beginning performances Tuesday, September 24 at The Smith Center in L... (read more)