|July 20, 2016 8:00 pm||to||July 24, 2016 4:00 pm|
Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24
David H. Koch Theater – 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Admission: $50 – $110
The legendary stars who thrilled audiences for years as part of Japan’s famous musical theater troupe the Takarazuka Revue deliver a gorgeous production of the Tony Award–winning musical complete with Kander & Ebb’s classic songs—sung in Japanese—and Bob Fosse’s iconic choreography.
Experience the show-stopping glamour, eye-catching costumes, and gender-bending fun that draw 2.5 million audience members annually to performances by Japan’s Takarazuka Revue. Started by a railway magnate in 1914 to attract tourists to the hot springs town of Takarazuka, the all-female Takarazuka Revue has grown into a true cultural phenomenon, with a devoted fan base that clamors for the company’s sparkling adaptations of classic Western and Japanese stories, movies, and plays, and a cultural influence that extends into the realms of anime and manga.
Some fans consider Takarazuka—with its rigorous training, strict performance guidelines, and subversion of gender roles—as one of the vital Japanese dramatic art forms. For others, it’s simply wonderful, eccentric entertainment, with each performance—no matter the subject—ending in an epic, Las Vegas–style production number.
For show times and to purchase tickets, please visit Lincoln Center Festival’s website.