Morgan McCann & More Tapped for Sayonara Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments Sayonara Morgan McCann and more will star in a re-imagining of James A. Michener’s Sayonara. Directed by Tisa Chang, the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre production will begin previews on July 5 and run through July 26. Opening night is scheduled for July 9 at off-Broadway’s Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.The cast will also include Ya Han Chang, Ako, Natsuko Hirano, Justin Holcomb, Scott Klavan, Justin McEllroy, Rumi Oyama, Edward Tolve, Mollie Vogt-Welch, Sandy York, Carol Angeli, Yurina Kutsukake, Azumi Milligan, Michiko Sasaki, Alicia Kaori Shumway and Jessica Wu.Sayonara has a book by William Luce, lyrics by Hy Gilbert, music by George Fischoff, and is adapted from Michener’s novel. The tuner follows Lloyd “Ace” Gruver (McCann), a U.S. military fighter pilot stationed in post-WWII Japan who is beginning to question his military destiny. When he falls in love with the beautiful Hana-Ogi (Chang), a star performer in the Takarazuka dance troupe, compassion and love heal prejudice despite the inevitable collision of two disparate worlds.The production will feature choreography by Rumi Oyama, musical direction by Sarah Brett England, sets by Sheryl Liu, lights by Marie Yokoyama, costumes by Carol Pelletier, dance costumes by Keiko Obremski and sound by Ian Wherle. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 26, 2015last_img read more