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Give Your Regards And Support To Broadway

From Asahi News
March 14, 2002

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the anthrax scares that followed, theater ticket sales in New York City fell so sharply that many wondered whether Broadway would survive

Because of the falloff in numbers of theatergoers and tourists, some Broadway shows struggled to stay open by offering lower ticket prices, but less successful shows were immediately forced to close

Even the long-running productions demanded that the cast and crew take salary reductions in order to help keep shows open

Mindful of Broadway's struggle to get back on its feet, Japan's leading musical and stage actors and actresses have banded together to show their unwavering love and support for the famous theater district in a two-day Thank you! Broadway!-We Love N.Y.'' concert, to be held in Tokyo on March 25 and 26

Organized by Kazuya Yamada, noted theatrical director of Japan's successful The Bridges of Madison County'' and Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde'' productions, the fund-raising concert will be a superb revue sprinkled with many great songs from everyone's favorite Broadway musicals

The star-studded lineup features Masachika Ichimura, Kunio Murai, Yuichiro Yamaguchi, Kaho Shimada, Mari Natsuki, Asato Shizuki, Hikaru Nishida, Risa Junna and many more stars who are all donating their time and artistic talents to help steer New York City's theater industry through these challenging times

As veteran musical star Ichimura explained in an e-mail interview, he wants to do everything that he can do to support this worthy cause, because Broadway has always been a place where musical actors can learn a great deal.'' Back in 1988, while still a member of the prestigious Shiki Theatre Company, the now 53-year-old Ichimura appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera'' as the original Japanese Phantom. His soft and gentle voice lent itself well to his portrayal of a tender and sexy Phantom

We had been rehearsing The Phantom of the Opera' when we went to watch a preview of it on Broadway. I will always treasure that memory,'' Ichimura recalls

In addition to The Phantom of the Opera,'' he listed some of his favorite musicals: Miss Saigon,'' A Chorus Line'' and Kiss of the Spider Woman.'' He was lucky enough to star in the Japanese versions of many of these, which firmly established his stage career here

For the upcoming concert, Ichimura will bedazzle audiences with his commanding vocal talent and expressiveness, singing alone and with other performers

Come out to give your regards to Broadway, a place that has lifted our spirits and enriched us all in so many ways, while you hear some of the hits from its greatest shows. And at the same time, you'll be helping the famous Great White Way'' bounce back in the wake of the tragedies surrounding the World Trade Center attacks

Thank you! Broadway!_We Love N.Y.'' will be held on March 25 from 7 p.m. and on March 26 from 2 p.m. at Aoyama Theater, near Omotesando subway station in Tokyo. The program is to be announced on the days. Tickets are 7,000 yen

A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization

For ticket reservations and further information, call Kyodo Tokyo at 03-3498-9999

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