Takarazuka Revue is Coming to New York City

January 22nd, 2016

TKinNYCIt’s not new for Takarazuka to send a troupe abroad. They’ve done performances in Hong Kong, Seoul and have visited Europe and the US before. But it’s the first time that I’m aware of that they are coming all the way to New York City.

Takarazuka will be performing the musical Chicago at Lincoln Center in New York City in July 2016.

The performance will be in Japanese with English supertitles. This is an amazing opportunity to see the excess that is Takarazuka in a glitzy performance of a popular Broadway musical. I’m almost sorry it’s not something original, but this is way more likely to sell.

I’m really dying to see how full (or not) the theater will be. It’s such a weird low-culture mashup, it’ll be fun to see who turns up for it! Ticket packages go on sale to the public on January 28, and are on sale to members now. Individual tickets will open up for sale on April 11. (Call to buy, the online cart system is fubar and they’ll charge you fees whether you call or go online.)

This is too good a chance to pass up. Go see Takarazuka live!

Send to Kindle

11 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    *fangirl screaming and joyous laughter* My prayers have been answered!

  2. Haha. This is definitely going to be a thing. ^_^

  3. Ashley says:

    Oh yeah! Definitely getting tickets!

  4. Stacy L says:

    You lucky New Yorkers. Sigh…maybe one day Takarazuka will come to Australia, but it’ll probably be quicker for me to go to Japan than wait for them to come here.

    One photo on the Lincoln Centre page shows Wao Youka and Yamato Yuuga as Velma and Roxie, and that’s when I melted. I *love* seeing women who specialise(d) in male roles mixing it up and playing women (and vice versa).

    I think the Virginia Woolf novel (and amazing Sally Potter film) Orlando would make for a fascinating Takarazuka show, as the main character starts as male then becomes female, so we could see the lead go from male to female in the same show. Need more gender fluidity!

  5. Teresa Davis says:

    I have tickets close to the front! Can’t wait. Was just in the city of Takarazuka, Japan to see “Me and My Gal.” Can’t wait to see “Chicago” in NYC in July.

Leave a Reply