Pacific Overtures

Original Broadway Production (1976)

Production Info

Previews: December 31, 1975 (12 - See Trivia & History notes for more info)
Opening January 11, 1976
Closing: June 27, 1976
Length of Run: 193 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Choreography

Cast

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Reciter
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Abe (First Councillor)
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Manjiro
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Shogun's Mother
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Kayama
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Tamate (Kayama's Wife) / Samurai (with a mask) / Storyteller / Swordsman
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Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
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Madam
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Old Man
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Warrior

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea .... Reciter and Company
  • There Is No Other Way .... Tamate, Observers
  • Four Black Dragons .... Fisherman, Thief, Reciter, Townspeople
  • Chrysanthemum Tea .... Shogun (Reciter), Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician. Sumo Wrestlers
  • Poems .... Kayama, Manjiro
  • Welcome to Kanagawa .... Madam and Girls
  • Someone in a Tree .... Old Man, Reciter, Boy, Warrior
  • Lion Dance .... Commodore Perry

Act Two

  • Please Hello .... Abe, Reciter, American, British, Dutch, Russian and French Admirals
  • A Bowler Hat .... Kayama, Manjiro
  • Pretty Lady .... Three British Sailors
  • Next .... Reciter and Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

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Trivia & History

Various sources list the number of Broadway previews as having been 13, but this seems to be based on the incorrect assumption that the full schedule of eight performances plus the opening night performance, which was on a Sunday, were played during the second week of previews. There was no performance on Thursday of that week so that the production would play eight performances including the Sunday opening-night performance.

Alternatively, it may be based on the assumption that two preview peformances, a matinee and an evening, were played on the first day of previews, which was Wednesay, December 31, 1975.

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Production Info

Previews: December 31, 1975 (12 - See Trivia & History notes for more info)
Opening January 11, 1976
Closing: June 27, 1976
Length of Run: 193 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

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