Pacific Overtures Revival 2017

Ages: 10+
Opened: May 4, 2017
Closing: June 18, 2017

Pacific Overtures - 2017 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Classic Stage Company
136 East 13th Street New York City, NY 10003

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as "Reciter" in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company.

Performances for PACIFIC OVERTURES begin April 5, 2017. Additional casting and creative team to be announced at a later date.

In the ground-breaking PACIFIC OVERTURES, Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Japan in 1853 on a U.S mission to open up trade relations at any cost. The musical tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East. With PACIFIC OVERTURES, which first premiered on Broadway in 1976 (directed by Hal Prince), John Doyle continues his highly-acclaimed and award-winning exploration of Sondheim's work, having directed the legendary composer's Sweeney Todd and Company on Broadway, and Passion at CSC.

Pacific Overtures - 2017 - Off-Broadway Cast

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BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - June 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics.

BWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude Size
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2017

The best thing about Classic Stage Company's small-scale, extensively trimmed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's extraordinarily-written 1976 musical, PACIFIC OVERTURES, is a chance to see a terrific ensemble of actors taken from the New York stage's severely underutilized pool of Asian-American talent. The company includes notables of the musical stage such as Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Thom Sesma and Marc Oka.

Review Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, celebrated its opening night this evening.

Photo Flash: First Look at George Takei and More in PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, opens tonight, May 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street), and has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, June 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry ensemble onstage below!

PACIFIC OVERTURES, Featuring George Takei, Extends at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Classic Stage Company has announced that its new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, which opens Thursday, May 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) will extend its limited engagement through Sunday, June 18 due to popular demand.

Pacific Overtures FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea
There Is No Other Way
Four Black Dragons
Chrysanthemum Tea [i]
Poems
Welcome to Kanagawa
March to the Treaty House
Someone in a Tree
Lion Dance
Please Hello
A Bowler Hat
Pretty Lady
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Prayers
Chrysanthemum Tea [ii]
We Float
The Advantages Of Floating In The Middle Of The Sea
There Is No Other Way
Four Black Dragons
Poems
Welcome To Kanagawa
Someone In A Tree
Please Hello
A Bowler Hat
Pretty Lady
Next
Pacific Overtures has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, US Tour which opened in 1976, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Regional (UK) which opened in 1987, which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2002, US Tour which opened in 2003, West End which opened in 2003, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.
Pacific Overtures has been nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dan Moses Schreier, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pacific Overtures, and Best Musical Revival for Pacific Overtures.

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