Japan Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: Ninja Ballet Thrills with Explosive Martial Arts and Enchanting Live Music BWW Review: Ninja Ballet Thrills with Explosive Martial Arts and Enchanting Live Music
by Cindy Sibilsky - July 02, 2018

As if a prelude to the Independence Day fireworks, Artistic Director/Choreographer Shoko Tamai's Ninja Ballet: 'Ma' (Negative Space) debuting at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, explodes with a dynamic blend of Eastern and Western dance styles, theatrics and the elegance of classical ballet f... (more...)
BWW Review: SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE (DOKUROJO NO SHICHININ) at IHI Stage Around Tokyo BWW Review: SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE (DOKUROJO NO SHICHININ) at IHI Stage Around Tokyo
by Cindy Sibilsky - June 25, 2018

Seven Souls in the Skull Castle (Dokurojo no Shichinin), The Ultimate Fighting Fantasy Spectacle at IHI Stage Around Tokyo, Makes History for Japan and the Global Entertainment Industry. #japan #ihistagearoundtokyo #360theater #japanesetheater #revolutionary #success... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING - From Broadway To Shinagawa BWW Review: THE LION KING - From Broadway To Shinagawa
by Mara Jill Herman - March 19, 2018

In 1994, the Disney animated feature The Lion King made history as the highest grossing film of the year. Three years later on November 13, 1997, the awe-inspiring stage adaptation directed and costumed by Julie Taymor opened on Broadway. It received six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With son... (more...)
MACBETH ON THE EQUATOR at New National Theatre MACBETH ON THE EQUATOR at New National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2018

MACBETH ON THE EQUATOR is now playing at the New National Theatre! Originally performed in Korean in 2010, this is a new translation, being performed in Japan for the first time! Written by CHONG Wishing, the play is set in Singapore's Changi Prison in 1947, and follows former Japanese Soldiers who ... (more...)
BWW Review: Dogfight's Return To Japan - A Good Bet BWW Review: Dogfight's Return To Japan - A Good Bet
by Mara Jill Herman - February 08, 2018

In Toho Stage's return engagement of Dogfight patrons may recognize several company members. All but three actors were part of the Japanese premiere in 2015 at Theater Crea in Chiyoda. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film written by Bob Comfort, the musical stays faithful to the screenplay. This c... (more...)
BWW Review: A Whole New World In Minato, Tokyo BWW Review: A Whole New World In Minato, Tokyo
by Mara Jill Herman - January 10, 2018

Aladdin the 1992 Disney animated feature about a protagonist who strives to overcome great obstacles and fulfill a dream is the magic formula that drives most Hollywood blockbusters. For over 20 years this action-packed love story has delighted audiences with colorful fantasy and lofty fun, earning ... (more...)
BWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In Japan BWW Review: Fiddler On The Roof - A Tradition In Japan
by Mara Jill Herman - December 28, 2017

This past Hanukkah I witnessed a kind of miracle in modern times: Toho Stage's Fiddler on the Roof, performed in Japanese by an all Asian company. The quintessential Jewish musical set in Imperial Russia in 1905 is based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem about a poor dair... (more...)
BWW Review: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2017: SCARY BEAUTY at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre BWW Review: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2017: SCARY BEAUTY at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - October 02, 2017

Scary Beauty is, quite simply, bizarrely beautiful.... (more...)