'Gentleman's Guide,' McDonald, Cranston win Tonys

Jun 9, 2014

'Gentleman's Guide,' McDonald, Cranston win Tonys

The lethal romp “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” got a lot of love at Sunday night’s Tony Awards, nabbing the trophy for best new musical on a night that also saw Audra McDonald make Broadway history, Bryan Cranston win as a rookie ...

Ebizo rethinks kabuki's strategy

Oct 3, 2013

Ebizo rethinks kabuki's strategy

by Tomoko Otake

In the glitzy and gossipy world of Japanese celebrity, hardly a week goes by without revelations being made about — or made by — Ichikawa Ebizo XI. For years, the charismatic young star of the kabuki world has never long been out of the ...

Take baby steps into theater

Aug 1, 2013

Take baby steps into theater

by Magdalena Osumi

Before it learns how to speak, a baby responds to sounds by cooing, gurgling and changing his or her facial expression. Then it begins to babble and, eventually, the first “mama” or “dada” pops out to parental delight. Words, therefore, are not necessary for ...

Elderly Saitama theater troupe takes on world

May 14, 2013

Elderly Saitama theater troupe takes on world

A theater company of elderly actors led by renowned stage director Yukio Ninagawa has been busy rehearsing for a tour of Japan and Paris that kicks off on Thursday. Consisting of 41 members aged between 62 and 87, Saitama Gold Theater was formed in ...