See Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo Off-Broadway Show

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

New World Stages – 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Admission: $51 / $20 with 20at20 Promotion (on May 19 and May 26)

Katsura Sunshine, the Canadian who brought the Japanese comedic storytelling tradition of Rakugo to the Off-Broadway stage in September 2019, has been back at New World Stages since March of this year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced all theater productions into a hiatus.

The King of Kimono Comedy’s one-man show is one of the Off-Broadway productions participating in the 20at20 promotion. The Off Broadway Alliance is sponsoring this bi-annual celebration to make live theater more accessible to new audiences. On May 19 and May 26, the next two performances of Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo, go to the show 20 minutes before curtain at 7:00 p.m. and get a ticket for $20.

If you’re unable to attend in May, Katsura Sunshine will perform through September. Please visit his website for more information and purchase tickets at Broadway World.

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo. Photo courtesy Russ Rowland

About Katsura Sunshine

The world’s only Western Rakugo master, Katsura Sunshine originally went to Japan to study Noh and Kabuki. He became fascinated by Rakugo, entered into an apprenticeship, and honed his storytelling craft. JapanCulture•NYC profiled Katsura Sunshine in 2016, when he was in New York to perform at Japan Society. Click here to learn “How a Canadian Playwright Became a Japanese Rakugo Storyteller.”