Young British directors take Tokyo by storm — but why?

Stage Jun 23, 2015

Young British directors take Tokyo by storm — but why?

by Nobuko Tanaka

This year it's quite noticeable how many non-Japanese are directing plays in Tokyo — not frequent and famed visitors such as David Leveaux, Robert Lepage and Simon McBurney, but relative unknowns here making their debuts at two leading large commercial theaters that almost always ...

Singin' ballet star leads top show's Tokyo cast

Stage Oct 1, 2014

Singin' ballet star leads top show's Tokyo cast

by Ayako Takahashi

Any pantheon of classic Western musical comedy films would include 1952's "Singin' in the Rain" starring the legendary actor and dancer Gene Kelly. Set in late- 1920s Hollywood as it was transitioning from silent films to talkies, it depicts a romance between an established ...