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Pacific Overtures Story

Following this season's triumphant production of Assassins, Roundabout presents another landmark musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Pacific Overtures tells the history of Japan, from Commodore Perry's expedition to "Nippon" in 1853 to the country's rise as a powerful economic force.Tony Award winner B.D. Wong stars in this brilliant tale of culture clash as sparked by America's 1853 mission to Westernize Japan. A show of sheer theatrical genius, Pacific Overtures features Sondheim's most daring music[IMG:L]--an adventurous blend of Broadway razzle-dazzle and pure Eastern beauty. Visionary Japanese director Amon Miyamoto brings a fresh perspective to this American musical masterpiece.Don't miss the first Broadway revival of this groundbreaking musical.
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